Falcons exec says NFLPA, NCAA raised taunting concerns to the league: 'Rule was unanimously supported'

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The NFL’s recent decision to crack down on taunting ahead of the 2021 season has earned a decent amount of pushback from players in the league, but Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay said the issue was actually raised by the NFLPA and NCAA.

McKay, who also serves as the chairman of the NFL’s Competition Committee, said the “No Fun League” moniker – as it’s being called in response to the rule being enforced this year – is not entirely merited. 

The NFL announced last month that officials are being pushed to strictly enforce the league’s policy against taunting. Two violations will result in an automatic ejection with fines and possible suspensions. 

Players like New Orleans Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson and star running back Alvin Kamara are just some of the many that have come out against the issue. 

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