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07:53 AM ET 01.23 | Ravens safety Ed Reed had already moved on. [Reed] said that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has reached out to him to apologize for making contact with him on a slide late in the first half of the AFC Championship Game. The NFL said Tuesday the incident was under review for possible discipline. "I told him -- you know, we talked," Reed told WJZ-FM in Baltimore. "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 just apologized and what not. But I told him, 'You know, it's good, man.'" ... Reed said at the time of the incident, he did not say anything to Brady.

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January 23, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Cool dude. Playing in the Super Bowl can make a guy forgiving.

January 23, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Clearly the Ravens have class.

January 23, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Ed Reed is old school. No quarter asked, and none given.

January 23, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Not a surprise. Reed is pretty level-headed during the season. It's only in the offseason that he starts to ramble (and look) like a crazy homeless man.

January 23, 2013  08:23 AM ET

The slide does not make Brady look good!

January 23, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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Clearly the Ravens have class.

you know better than that....

January 23, 2013  08:28 AM ET
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you know better than that....

Sshhhh..... I hunting wabbits.

January 23, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Reed has a history of brutal hits with questionable timing. Brady was simply preventing Reed from taking a cheap shot. The contact was incidental and MOSTLY caused by the fact that Reed was still advancing on a QB that had already hit the turf...once Brady went down, Reed COULD have changed direction since the play was over...

January 23, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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Reed has a history of brutal hits with questionable timing. Brady was simply preventing Reed from taking a cheap shot. The contact was incidental and MOSTLY caused by the fact that Reed was still advancing on a QB that had already hit the turf...once Brady went down, Reed COULD have changed direction since the play was over...

Wow. What flavor is the kool-aid?

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January 23, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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This is exactly why Brady never needed to apologize at all. Nothing wrong with a QB protecting himself for an impending cheap shot. Believe me, the defensive players never bother to apologize

OK but clearly Tom didn't see it the way you do and I think it's a class thing to call Reed to apologize. I don't think it was in any way shape or form a planned action or intentional cheap shot just one of those things that happen in the heat of a game

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January 23, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Reed has a history of brutal hits with questionable timing. Brady was simply preventing Reed from taking a cheap shot. The contact was incidental and MOSTLY caused by the fact that Reed was still advancing on a QB that had already hit the turf...once Brady went down, Reed COULD have changed direction since the play was over...

You held a similar stance with Ndamakong Suh kicking Schaub, saying it was un-intentional. However, you didn't mention Suh's "history of brutal questionable hits", at that time, yo.

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January 23, 2013  08:50 AM ET

So if a player says he's sorry he gets a pass for kicking somebody? Wow. That's all it takes.

Gee guys, I'm sorry I clothesline tackled you. I'm sorry I did the helmet-to-helmet thing too.

There, it's all good. No fine required, right?

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January 23, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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Yeah, thats right Reed is a vet, is level headed, is classy, and is emphatically a HOF'er. Sorry I can't say the same for Brady, his wife, the hooded one and the Patriots fans. I will therefore chose not to extend to him what Reed did, and that is a classy response to his by nature bush league actions. The many actions of taunting (Jets) his unmanly & crybaby stance (having what seems like on a yearly basis, running off at the mouth spouting bimboism, I mean this stunt broad) his sour loser and unsportmanslike attitude after his monumental & epic collapes during physical games. No, I will not forgive this cheap loser & cheater(spygate), he and the Patriots will forever have an asterisk and stigma attached to those fruadulent SB victories. Lastly in this instance, the NFL should fine his cheap cheating baby momma ****. Hey Tom..How is your other baby momma doing with the other kid? I hope everything is good and you're up to date wit you child support payments. You and Comartie in Jetsland do in fact have somethin in common, "no class & child support payments" as a result of being loose. I can hear you other baby momma's sister sayin' "oh my sister baby daddy (Tom) ain't no sore loser. What chall talkin bout?........LOL Apple.

I think you missed the point!

 
January 23, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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The contact was incidental and MOSTLY caused by the fact that Reed was still advancing on a QB that had already hit the turf...once Brady went down, Reed COULD have changed direction since the play was over...

Brady didn't have to stick his leg up in the air but he did. and Reed did change direction when Brady hit the ground; the video clearly shows he flew right over the top of Brady.

since Brady called him to apologize, i'd say Brady knew exactly what he was doing when he "slid". (rolls eyes)

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