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The NFL Is Reportedly Considering A Controversial New Rule

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: The Dallas Cowboys defensive line celebrates a fumble recovery against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter of a game at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The NFL is reportedly considering a controversial new rule change that would place a stricter limit on what players are allowed to do when celebrating.

The league, according to a report by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, is considering barring players from leaving the sideline to join their teammates in the end zone for touchdown celebrations.

There were reportedly some teams that complained about players leaving the sideline to celebrate with teammates.

From the report:

The league, at the suggestion of some teams, will give consideration to barring players from leaving the sideline to join on-field celebrations, according to people familiar with the NFL’s inner workings.

“If you’re on the field, fine,” one of those people said. “There would be no changes there. [But] there are some coaches and some clubs who don’t want to have players leaving the bench area to participate.”

The league’s rulemaking competition committee is to discuss the topic this week during its meetings in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine. If the committee makes a proposal on the issue, it would be presented to owners at the annual league meeting in late March in Phoenix and would need to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 teams.

It's not a ridiculous suggestion, but it plays into the "No Fun League" mantra that was quieted down a bit when the NFL loosened up its celebrating penalties.

A violation of the proposed rule would result in a 15-yard penalty, according to the report.

The NFL is currently going over several different proposals ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins on Tuesday.