Jimmy Graham Fined $30,000 for Breaking NFL’s No-Dunking Policy

Jimmy Graham's dunk after a first-quarter TD catch Friday night resulted in a 15-yard penalty. AP Photo/Rogelio Solis
Jimmy Graham’s dunk after a first-quarter TD catch Friday night resulted in a 15-yard penalty.
AP Photo/Rogelio Solis

The ‘Jimmy Graham’ rule has claimed its first victim and fittingly, that person is Jimmy Graham. The Saints tight end has been fined $30,000 for dunking the ball over the crossbar in the Saints preseason win over Tennessee, according to NFL.com.

Graham actually dunked the ball twice — and he was flagged both times for it. The NFL outlawed dunks in March in large part thanks to Graham. The new rule was put in place after a Saints game against the Falcons was delayed for 20 minutes last season thanks to a Graham dunk that broke the field goal posts.

Even before the $30,000 fine was handed down on Friday, Graham had already said in the past week that he would try and stop dunking. “You know, for four years and however many touchdowns, I’ve always dunked it. And I just gotta stop doing that now,” Graham said.

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SOURCE: CBS Sports
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