NFL Rumors: Tom Brady Fined For Kicking Falcons' Defensive End

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has reportedly been fined $11,139 for kicking Atlanta Falcons defensive end Grady Jarrett, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter

Brady, who led his club to a 21-15 win over the Falcons last Sunday, was seen frustrated after being sacked in which was later to be deemed a penalty for "unnecessary roughness" on Falcons' Jarrett. After falling to the ground the seven-time Super Bowl champion was seen making a kicking gesture targeted at the defensive back, which the NFL now fined him for. 

The "roughing the passer" penalty has sparked recent controversy at the heels of Miami Dolphins' quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who still remains in concussion protocol after being severely tackled and sustaining head trauma during Thursday Night Football vs. the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. 

The Dolphins were also questioned after bringing Tagovailoa back into a Week 3 matchup against the Buffalo Bills where he was seen almost collapsing after taking a hit, but it was later deemed by the club as a back related injury and not a concussion. 

As a result of these recent actions the NFL seems to be cracking down on quarterback hits to protect the players and shielding themselves from more potential backlash. 

Jarrett's sack on Brady seemed to be clean by all accounts, but after the Buccaneers quarterback pleaded his case to referee Jerome Boger the play was ultimately flagged. 

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