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Tom Brady fined $10k for kicking slide

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01:55 PM ET 01.24 | The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 for unnecessary roughness in the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, via Twitter. According to Rapoport, the fine is due to a slide Brady took to avoid a tackle from Ravens safety Ed Reed. Brady slid with one leg pointed upward at Reed, who caught on it and stumbled. Reed looked like he had jumped to avoid the spikes on the bottom of Brady's cleats.

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Brady kicks Reed on slide, David Butler II - USA Today Sports Brady kicks Reed on slide, David Butler II - USA Today Sports
January 24, 2013  02:08 PM ET

Brady plays like a girl.

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January 24, 2013  02:43 PM ET

Spikes on Brady's cleats?

They were playing on Turf.

January 24, 2013  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So if a players hits Brady too high, he gets fined 50,000. But a kick to the balls is only 10,000. Gore got fined 10,500 for having his socks a bit too low. Ok NFL

Gore fining is ridiculous but this being less then that is insulting.

January 24, 2013  02:50 PM ET

Dam instant Replay!

January 24, 2013  03:00 PM ET

Looks like one less dinner out this week............

January 24, 2013  03:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Brady plays like a girl.

Nah....he was just trying out a new Yoga move.

January 24, 2013  03:21 PM ET

What a bloody poor sport. Fine should have been more. somebody should call a whambulance for this loser

January 24, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Brady panicked. For a second there, he had waterslide flashbacks.

January 24, 2013  03:49 PM ET

I'm tempted to say that this is a good move, but given that Gore was fined more than that for his socks...

January 24, 2013  04:03 PM ET

Better fine would have been is to force him to play the Pro Bowl.

January 24, 2013  04:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Better fine would have been is to force him to play the Pro Bowl.

That would have been a cruel punishment.

January 24, 2013  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Looks like one less dinner out this week............

Really, a drop of water out of a big bucket.

January 24, 2013  04:27 PM ET

Terrrible. My best defense to this piddly fine is that it was probably his first offense. Other than that, socks to low costs more than a blatant kick.

January 24, 2013  04:32 PM ET

I don't understand the whole thing, he can't put legs arms up to defend himself ?

January 24, 2013  04:46 PM ET

A slide like that in baseball will get you ejected. And maybe fined more than 10 grand.

January 24, 2013  05:20 PM ET
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I don't understand the whole thing, he can't put legs arms up to defend himself ?

uh, no.

January 24, 2013  05:22 PM ET

Tom Brady - gooning it up!

January 24, 2013  05:23 PM ET

Typical of the new england cheetahs hold on nfl powers

 
January 24, 2013  05:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Tom Brady - gooning it up!

And yet - Frank Gore was fined $500 more than Brady for low socks.


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