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NFL to penalize dunking ball over crossbar next season Published: March 25, 2014

The NFL is banning the slam dunk.

NFL Head of Officials Dean Blandino told the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday morning that dunking the ball over the goal post in celebration will be a penalty in 2014.

The crackdown will take away the favorite end zone celebration of the New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, among others.

Atlanta Falcons tight end and former college basketball player Tony Gonzalez popularized the touchdown celebration in the late 90s, but is retiring (and apparently taking the dunk with him).

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