Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) celebrates by dunking the ball over the goal post after catching a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Johnson Doesn't Want Roger Goodell in his Pockets

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson seems to have a good grasp on the concept of personal boundaries. As a result, he doesn’t want Roger Goodell in his pockets.

That leads to an oddly disturbing mental picture but Calvin’s point is purely financial. As a player who frequently dunked over the goalposts to celebrate touchdowns, Megatron will have to change his ways or face a penalty and fine.

The rule comes as an expansion of an existing rule against using props in touchdown celebrations. It’s a stretch to be sure, but the decision was made due to the occasional goalpost dunk causing the goalposts to come out of alignment. That led to delays and the NFL doesn’t like delays that aren’t in their best interest.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has been a goalpost dunker as long as he’s been scoring touchdowns in the NFL and disregarded the new rule last week following his two touchdowns. He’s promised to change his act for the regular season and while the preseason penalties upset Sean Payton, they were just two of 22 the Saints committed last week.

Fortunately for Calvin Johnson, he has easy access to one of the most creative touchdown celebration experts in the league.

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