I didn’t catch this until I saw the Kansas City Chiefs tweet it out this morning but Demetrius Harris had a nice little touchdown celebration after scoring his first one (of two) against the Bengals on Saturday night.
In every Demetrius Harris post I am obligated to mention that he is a former college basketball player - hey, did you know Antonio Gates played basketball in college? Tony Gonzalez, too! - so it’s fitting that his celebration was this:
TD celebrations using the ball as a prop? Yep, that's allowed now.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 19, 2017
That’s Harris going up for what looks like a layup (kinda weird form there, Harris) and the ball landing through the hoop, which were Kelce’s hands.
This is a celebration that would’ve been penalized in years past because it used the ball as a prop. In fact, Harris should know the rules very well because he was dinged for this last year. After his incredible touchdown from QB Dontari Poe last year, Harris held the ball like a golf club and took a swing and did the Tiger Woods fist pump. For that, he was fined $12,000.
Not this year. The touchdown celebrations should be a little more fun.