"We grandfathered in some, the Lambeau Leap and things like that. But dunking will come out," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said. "Using the ball as a prop or any object as a prop, whether that's the goal post, the crossbar, that will come out and that will be a foul next season."
One instance that may have made the change an easy decision occurred this past season when New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham, who is a frequent crossbar dunker, rocked a crossbar off kilter with an authoritative slam.
Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez took to twitter to show his disappointment with the new rule.
The NFL says no more dunking over the goalpost. This one I don't understand. Looks like I got out just in time.— Tony Gonzalez (@TonyGonzalez88) March 25, 2014