The NFL notified Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady today that it is fining him $11,139 for kicking Grady Jarrett on the play in which the Falcons DL was penalized for unnecessary roughness, as per Adam Schefter.
Brady and Tampa Bay led the Atlanta Falcons 21-15 with just over three minutes remaining when he was sacked by DE Grady Jarrett for a loss of 10 yards on third down. The play would have forced Tampa Bay to punt, and would have given the ball back to Atlanta with a chance to take the lead with a touchdown.
Jarrett’s routine sack of Brady was flagged for roughing the passer, which gave the Bucs a new set of downs and advanced them 15 yards.
However, before the disputed decision, Brady appeared to have kicked his leg up at Jarrett while the Falcons player was already back on his feet and celebrating the sack with his teammates before it was ruled out by referee Jerome Boger.
Brady may not have been thrown a penalty but he has now been penalized in a different way by the NFL after being handed the fine on Friday. The star QB was given the fine of $11,139.
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