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NFL reins in sack celebration by Vikings' Allen

Updated: October 4, 2010, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Since his NFL career started seven years ago, Jared Allen has celebrated each sack by dropping to one knee, twirling his arms and thrusting them into the air -- pretending like he's roping a calf.

But before his most recent game, Minnesota's All-Pro defensive end learned his signature celebration is against the rules and subject to a 15-yard penalty, plus a possible fine from the league.

Next time, Allen will have to improvise.

"Actually I'm going to carry ...

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