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Sports Celebrations Gone Awry

July 6, 2011
Thomas Levet is only the latest athlete to have good times go bad
Bill Gramatica

Bill Gramatica

Peyton Manning once referred to teammate Mike Vanderjagt as an "idiot kicker." Imagine what he would have called this guy if they ever played together? Gramatica will forever be best known for kicking a 42-yard field goal in the first (yes, FIRST) quarter of a 2001 regular-season game and then celebrating as if he'd just made an overtime kick to win his team the Super Bowl. He almost instantly crumpled into a ball after tearing his ACL, thus ending his rookie season. After the injury, older brother Martin, also an NFL kicker, toned down his celebrations for fear of suffering a similar fate.
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