Discretion the key in celebration penalty calls

It's time to throw the flag on officials for overzealously calling celebration penalties, Rod Gilmore writes.

Updated: November 9, 2005, 12:27 PM ET
By Rod Gilmore | Special to ESPN.com
It's time to throw a flag on officials for overzealously calling celebration penalties -- particularly when a game is hanging in the balance. It's time to rewrite the rule or remind officials how to use their discretion properly and not throw the flag.

Rod Gilmore

College Football analyst
Rod Gilmore serves as an ESPN studio analyst on SportsCenter and College Football Live, and provides commentary on ESPN's Friday night game telecasts. He writes regularly for ESPN Insider.