The NFL has fined Tom Brady $11,139 for reportedly attempting to kick Grady Jarrett of the Atlanta Falcons during Tampa Bay’s 21-15 win over Atlanta in Week 5.
Officials from the NFL deliberated for several days before determining Brady should be penalized for allegedly trying to kick Jarrett at two different points during Sunday’s game, according to CBS Sports. The fine will reportedly apply to just one of the alleged kicks.
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The fine for kicking an opponent on a first offense is $11,139, CBS Sports reported, citing NFL rules. If Brady happens to kick another player again this season, the fine for that offense will be $16,444, the outlet noted. (RELATED: Brandi Love Makes Tom Brady A Sex Offer To Help Him With Marriage)
The NFL reportedly issued the fine based on Brady’s reaction to being hit by Jarrett in the fourth quarter. Video footage used to assess Brady’s penalty shows Brady kicking up his right leg in the direction of Jarrett’s midsection after the Falcons player tackled him. Officials assessed a supposed kick in the first quarter and decided it wasn’t a punishable offense, according to CBS Sports.
Brady last received a fine of $10,000 in 2013 for kicking Ed Reed during the AFC Championship Game, the outlet continued.