Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is being reviewed by NFL officials for possible discipline for the play in the AFC Championship Game in which he slid and made a kicking motion at Ravens safety Ed Reed.
League spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday that “any play of that nature is routinely reviewed.”
During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground to end an impromptu run. The quarterback had one leg extended a few feet off the ground as if breaking up a double play and it hit Reed, who emerged from the play without injury.
Reed has already said he is good to go for the Super Bowl vs the Niners in about two weeks.
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has publicly complained and asserted the quarterback deserves to be fined by the NFL, which levies fines on defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits.
Pollard said Monday, “If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions.”
He said Brady “knew what he was doing. It has to go both ways. Hopefully the NFL will do something about it. If they don’t, that’s fine. If they do, then that’s fine.”