TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was fined $11,139 for attempting to kick Atlanta Falcons defensive end Grady Jarrett after a quarterback sack in the 21- 15 of the Bucs last week, according to Adam Schefter ofESPN.
The NFL warned Brady of the fine Friday after reviewing a play in which Jarrett received a roughing penalty for knocking Brady to the ground. In response, Brady kicked his foot in the air, but didn’t seem to make contact with Jarrett.
The penalty awarded to Jarrett was controversial, on 3rd down and five yards with 3:03 left in the game. The Buccaneers came back to life after that call and ended the game afterwards.
The fine for a first offense to this rule is $11,139, while the second time carries a fine of $16,444.
This isn’t the first time Brady has been fined for attempting to kick another player. In 2013, he was fined $10,000 for attempting to kick Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens.
Bucs head coach Todd Bowles said he was unaware of Brady’s move. On Friday, he confirmed that Sean Murphy-Bunting and Logan Ryan will not be in uniform against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Falcons head coach Arthur Smith did not comment on Brady’s fine.