Posted January 24, 2013

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fined $10,000 for kick

NFL

The NFL fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 on Wednesday for unnecessary roughness for his aggressive slide towards Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, reports NFL.com.

Brady was trying to run for a first down when he slid and made contact with Reed’s thigh in the second quarter of the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. Brady was not penalized on the play.

Reed said Brady later apologized via text message.

“You know, I understand Brady’s point,” Reed told WJF-FX, via NFL.com. “Him protecting himself. I know he’s a great player. I respect Brady and his game for all it stands for, and I know he’s not a dirty player. And emotions get going in the game.

“I told him — you know, we talked. We talked actually not too long ago, we talked on the phone. He actually reached out to me, texted me. I tried to text him back, but the message exploded after 12 seconds, so I had to call him … and he’s just apologized and what not. But I told him, ‘You know, it’s good, man.’”

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17 comments
JasonMorrisRVA
JasonMorrisRVA

Spygate.  No titles since Spygate.  That's all.

stagger
stagger

Tom Brady is a dirty slider. When he gives up in the field of play to avoid taking a hit, he does it with extreme violence. Thug for life!

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Geisel has that much stuffed inside her right bra cup.

AshleyKinder
AshleyKinder

 How much was the crew fined for not calling a penalty on the play?  

Tmac
Tmac

$10K???? Are you kidding???  He was trying to take out an opposing player!!

Frank Gore got fined $10.5K for wearing socks that were "too short!"   Apparently an apparel offense is more serious to the NFL than trying to hurt another player!!If this was anyone other than one of the league's pet QB/poster boys, this fine would have been far more, probably including a suspension!

 

AnnabelLee
AnnabelLee

I wonder if there would have been a fine if nobody (e.r.g. Bernard Pollard, media) had raised a stink?  I think probably not. 

rico
rico

So Frank Gore got fined $500 more for uniform violation? They should force Brady to play the Pro Bowl instead.

noblethomas87#
noblethomas87#

Exploding messages? Somebody should look into that.

stagger
stagger

 @KenMoore  Says the guy replying to a month old post. Not real bright are ya boy?

KenMoore
KenMoore

 @stagger Brighter than you will ever be.....Considering I just got back a few days ago from Afghanistan I'm going through articles that I feel like reading that I missed   .   Is that okay with you Einstein..!!