National Football League to allow group celebrations aka dance parties

Taylor Byrd
May 24, 2017

"In my conversations with National Football League players, it was also clear how much our players care about sportsmanship, clean competition and setting good examples for young athletes".

Sports' Tom Pelissero reported from the owners meeting in Chicago on Tuesday that Commissioner Roger Goodell would announce the changes.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke said he welcomed the decision to delay awarding the Super Bowl to Los Angeles by a year.

"I agree with it", Smith said. This means each team will be required to cut at least 37 players, allowing for the release of a total of 1,184 players to be let go before the start of the regular season.

Goodell talked with more than 40 players about the celebration rules, per King, so apparently the changes are pretty important to them. As long as the celebrations are not egregiously offensive, there should be no reason to prevent players from celebrating, whether it's an extravagant pre-planned demonstration or a spontaneous burst of emotion. Hopefully, we'll see players get more creative after scoring touchdowns the way they were before the restrictions were put into place.

As for celebrations, the NFL will allow the football to be used as a prop after a touchdown, celebrations on the ground (no penalty for creating a snow angel) and group demonstrations.

Asked whether he celebrated the new guidelines approved at Tuesday's spring meetings, Goodell laughed.

Twerking and suggestive dances, as well as bow-and-arrow-type celebrations are still banned. If the Eagles, Cowboys, and Raiders can continue to dominate in that statistic they should be able to force some interesting outcomes if their games reach overtime. The 40-second play clock will begin once an official signals a touchdown and teams will have to snap the ball for their extra-point play by the end of the clock. Two other former players, Derrick Brooks and James Thrash will hear appeals for players. "But some things will still be open to interpretation".

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