The NFL is sometimes called the “No Fun League” because of all the limitations placed on celebrations. As someone who values team or individual, I generally don’t have a problem with this approach. HOWEVA, what the league is doing with Jared Allen seems somewhat unnecessary.
FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer apparently reported on Sunday morning that the league will start penalizing Vikings defensive end Jared Allen 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct if he continues his calf roping celebration as is. The Star Tribune explains that the NFL doesn’t want players going to the ground for celebrations.
Allen only has one sack on the season through three games, so maybe he just was trying to avoid the entire situation. Perhaps he used the bye week to work on a new dance. First they take away the mullet, and now the sack dance. This just isn’t Jared Allen’s year. As long as he doesn’t change it to mimic an electronic device, I think we’ll be in good shape.
UPDATE: Allen says he’ll alter the dance.