Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) celebrates by dunking over the goalpost following a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Graham fined $30,000 for dunking on goalpost

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham ignored the NFL’s new rule that prohibits players from dunking over the goalpost during the team’s Week 2 preseason outing.

Unfortunately for Graham, that has resulted in a hefty fine.

According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL league office has decided to fine Graham $30,000 for his two dunks last week.

Saints head coach Sean Payton was not very happy with Graham for costing the team yardage after his touchdowns and Graham said a few days later that he will give up dunking on the goalpost moving forward.

“For four years and however many touchdowns I always dunked it,” Graham said, via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Time-Picayune. “I just got to stop doing that now.

“That’s just the rule, which is unfortunate because I just love the game. I have a lot of passion for the game.  I go out there on Sunday and it’s fun for me.  It’s just fun.  Act like a little kid out there, and sometimes I act like it.”

Smart move, Jimmy.

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