by Angela Davis |@jerseygirlsport
All of the fuss the NFL
makes because of the problem they have with players celebrating after touchdowns and key plays will be relaxed. According to commissioner Roger Goodell
they are understanding that players are emotional.
Today, we are excited to tell you about another change that comes after conversations with more than 80 current and former players: we arerelaxing our rules on celebrationsto allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays,” Goodell wrote. “We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown. And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements.”
I'm glad they are making this move. I always thought the penalties for excessive celebrations were too stringent. Unless it's violent or obviously inappropriate like something including a racial taunt, I think it should be permitted. Besides, the NFL never had a problem with the 'Lambeau Leap'
so penalizing the other celebrations seemed unfair.
USA Today reported on Tuesday that Roger Goodell is expected to inform owners of clarified, more lenient rules on celebrations that would allow snow angels, group celebrations, going to the ground, using the ball as a prop, and again, snow angels. Per USA Today reporter Tom Pelissero, "Prolonged acts, miming weapons, offensive gestures, sexually suggestive stuff still expected to be banned. That includes twerking."
So yeah, twerking is still not allowed.
What do you think?