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Tom Brady Gets Fined For “The Slide”

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One of the most bizarre plays from “Conference Championship Sunday” in the NFL has been reviewed by the league, and Tom Brady is going to pay for it. The star quarterback of the New England Patriots has been fined $10,000 for making questionable contact with Baltimore Ravens cornerback Ed Reed on a slide late in the first half last Sunday.

In case you missed the play, here is essentially what happened. Brady made all of his progressions on a pass play and decided to make a run for it. As he slid to the ground, like all pansy quarterbacks end up doing to end a play, one of his legs remained a few feet off the ground and appeared to hit Reed in “his man region.”

Reed had told the media on Tuesday that Brady reached out to him with an apology, but not until after Reed’s teammate Bernard Pollard became very vocal about the need to discipline Brady for his actions. Pollard said to the media on Monday, ”If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions. (Brady) knew what he was doing. It has to go both ways.”

To me, the NFL handing down this fine to Tom Brady is nothing more than the league putting on some kind of “dog and pony show,” trying to act like they really want discipline to be fair and balanced. No matter how things progress in the next few years, the league will always be more pro-active in disciplining defensive players than they will be with offensive players, plain and simple.

What do you think – is this the NFL doing a little “C.Y.A,” or do you think the league is actually starting to preach equality in handing out discipline? Feel free to comment below, and maybe we’ll share your thoughts on the air!

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