The NFL has recently decided to crack down on what the league considers "excessive celebrations". Roger Goodell and co. have become worried players are embarrassing the league with over the top celebrations.
In the new amended rules, the NFL will require at least a 15 yard penalty for the follow: "sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing."
Under the new set of rules, the Mile High Salute would fall in the category of excessive celebration. The Mile High Salute is a longed tradition for Broncos fans, most popularly started by Terrell Davis. It's a simple salute to display consensual respect between organization and fanbase, nothing malicious.
After hearing of the new rules, the Broncos and their fans let their displeasure be heard. It would not take long for the NFL to get back the Broncos.
As long as the refs don't feel the Broncos are trying to show up the opposing team, the Mile High Salute will not earn a 15 yard penalty according to the league.
So do not fear, Bronco fans. If after a touchdown, and you salute a Bronco, you will not be accomplish to a 15 yard penalty. Salute away.... Salute away.