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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL Scales Back Celebration Penalties, Shortens Overtime Period

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

The NFL today eased its widely-mocked ban on celebrations after touchdowns. Celebrations that mimic violence, are sexually suggestive and taunting are still banned, but ones that use the football as a prop are now allowed. Also, group celebrations and celebrating on the ground are now allowed. Comm...

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