Washington’s Vernon Davis scored his first touchdown of the season Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. It all went downhill from there.
He celebrated with one of his favorite basketball moves, this jumper.
It got called as an excessive celebration and cost the team 15 yards on the kickoff. Philadelphia capitalized on that, with Wendell Smallwood taking the kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, and Washington lost its big lead.
This celebration isn’t anything new, though. When he played for San Francisco, they even compiled a video of all his basketball celebrations.
The basketball ban isn’t new, either. The NFL put out strict rules on basketball-themed celebrations in 2014, before the new rules from this year.
There remains a question though, whether miming a jump ball was banned before, since this time Davis didn’t use the goalposts at all.
Vernon Davis had no idea shooting a jump shot with a ball was a penalty. Did it in SF. Knew he couldn't dunk. Won't happen again, he said.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 16, 2016
I guess it could have been worse, though.
Man, if Vernon Davis had gone for three on that jump shot, he might have been banned permanently. #HTTR— Michael Jenkins (@JenksCSN) October 16, 2016