Tom Brady needs no introduction because he is one of the most significant figures in the NFL. However, Tom recently had a minor outburst during an NFL game against the Falcons. NFL has now fined Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady $11K for the misconduct.
According to sources speaking to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tom Brady was fined $11,139 for attempting to kick Atlanta Falcons defensive end, Grady Jarrett, on a sack during the Bucs’ 21-15 victory against the Falcons last week. After analyzing the play when Jarrett was called for unnecessary roughness for throwing Brady to the ground, the NFL informed Brady of the fine on Friday.
Brady kicked his foot up while on the ground in retaliation, but it didn’t seem to hit Jarrett. With 3:03 left in the game, Jarrett was called for roughing the passer on a contentious third-and-5 call, giving the Bucs a new starting position at the Atlanta 32 and enabling them to win the game.
The NFL fine for kicking, kneeing, or striking someone is $16,444 for a second violation and $11,139 for a first infraction. Brady has received a fine before for attempting to kick an opponent. Brady attempted to kick former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed in 2013, which resulted in a $10,000 fine.
Coach Todd Bowles of the Bucs claimed to be uninformed of the kick. He disqualified safety Logan Ryan and cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting from Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday. When questioned about Brady’s fine on Friday, Falcons coach Arthur Smith remained silent.
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