New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has been fined $30,000 for dunking the ball over a goalpost in a preseason game.
Graham scored two touchdowns and dunked the ball over the goalpost both times during the Saints' game against the Tennessee Titans last Friday, for which he was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The celebration, Graham's signature maneuver, is against NFL rules beginning this season, as the ball no longer may be used as a prop. The tight end admitted last Sunday that he's "got to stop" dunking the ball.
A former basketball player at Miami, Graham is entering his sixth season with the Saints. This offseason, after an arbitrator ruled Graham should be considered a tight end and not a wide receiver as he desired, Graham and New Orleans agreed to a new four-year contract.
Graham, 27, had 86 catches for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
- Ben Estes