Steve Smith's ball spin touchdown celebration now considered taunting

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is cracking down even further on celebrations by happy players looking to boogie.

The National Football League is known as the No Fun League by some for cracking down on post-play celebrations, and now it is taking everything another step further, according to Joe Person.

From now on, spinning the ball - something Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers made famous - will be considered taunting should it be done near an opponent.

Here is an example of a play the NFL won't be tolerating in the future:

Above, you see Steve Johnson of the Buffalo Bills doing an interesting dance move after scoring a game-tying touchdown in the area of New York Giants corner Corey Webster.

The NFL might have a tough time enforcing this rule in a tight game without enduring a major storm of criticism. Of course, that has never stopped the league before from making unpopular changes within the game.

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