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Tom Brady (Patriots) Fined $10,000 For Sliding & Hitting Ed Reed (Ravens)

Blogged By: De De Tillman


Posted: Thursday January 24, 2013 @4:42 p.m PST


The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 for his slide into Ed Reed in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The action taken by the league was first reported by

During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground at the end of a scramble with his legs raised up. He hit Reed, who was not injured, but the slide angered some on the Ravens sideline, but not Reed.

Reed’s teammate Bernard Pollard was less diplomatic.

“When you slide, obviously, quarterbacks know when they slide, everything is on the ground,” Pollard told USA Today on Monday. “He knew what he was doing … Hopefully, the NFL will do something about it.