Patriot's Brady may be hit with fine for kicking motion

Tom Brady of the New England Patriot may face a disciplinary fine for a kicking motion during the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Jan 22 2013, 2:28pm CST | by

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A hit with a fine for a kick may be the consequence facing New England Patriot's Tom Brady for an incident in a game between the Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, late in the season.

What's at issue, is an incident that occurred during one of final plays of the season, when Brady slid to the ground to avoid a Baltimore defensive lineman. It was during the final minute of the first half, when Brady made quick motion, raising his leg into the air, and made contact with Ed Reed, a Raven's safety.

The Ravens won the AFC Championship game by 28 to 13. According to reports, Ravens' safety, Bernard Pollard said Brady knew what he was doing at the time. Pollard added that he would accept any NFL decision, but hinted that Brady could face a fine if the league adhered to its principles.

Greg Aiello, Tuesday, said the incident was going to be reviewed by the NFL for possible disciplinary action, according to Ed Werder on Twitter.

“NFL will review Tom Brady play for possible discipline for appearing as though he tried to defend himself by kicking at Ed Reed,” Werder tweeted, Tuesday afternoon.



<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/19" rel="author">Jeffrey B. Roth</a>
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.


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