in the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady of the New England Patriots made a controversial slide to avoid a tackle by Ed Reed that had many people believing the superstar quarterback would be fined by the NFL.
On Wednesday, the league decided fine Brady after reviewing the play according to NFL.com:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, a source informed of the fine told NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday.
Following the loss to the Ravens, the Patriots face a lot of off-season decisions and criticism.
Although head coach Bill Belichick vows to return next season, a lot of uncertainty surrounds the immediate future of wide receiver Wes Welker and cornerback Aqib Talib. Both players are arguably the best at their positions on this team and will be crucial to the team’s success moving forward.