Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) dunks the football over the goal post after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter of a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lions' Calvin Johnson: 'I'm still going to dunk'

The No Fun League outlawed dunking over cross bars, a popular celebration amongst receivers and tight ends. Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was one of the dunkers, but now he could face a penalty for dunking and says that won’t stop him.

In fact, he sees a potential loop hole.

“I’m still going to dunk, I just won’t touch the rim.” Johnson said, via the Detroit Free Press.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, also known for dunking and possibly the reason the rule came about, hinted that he wouldn’t stop dunking either. Graham tweeted a picture of him dunking with the caption “I guess I’ll have to lead the NFL in penalties next year!”

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