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NFL’s Taunting Rules Continue To Be An Issue

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The NFL has stated taunting penalties will be a point of emphasis this season and has no plans to change the enforcement of the rule, and the penalties have caused controversy throughout the league this season.

During the Los Angeles Chargers win on Monday, Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller got a 15-yard penalty because he spiked a ball after a catch along the Chargers’ sideline.

“I don’t understand the taunting. I hate taunting. I think it’s ridiculous,” Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said. “I think what happens after an interception or a touchdown, we allow these celebrations, I consider that taunting. I don’t understand what happened over there on the Chargers’ sideline. But the official made the call, we have to deal with it. We couldn’t get any momentum going. That didn’t help us.”

NFL fans and former players watching the game were in shock by the taunting call that didn’t appear to make any sense, using social media to express their frustrations.

OutKick’s Armando Salguero reports the Chargers are the class of the AFC West after the first month of the 2021 NFL season after the 28-14 win over the Raiders on Monday.


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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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