People can say what they want but Tom Brady acted like a complete child against the Atlanta Falcons. Just because he is the greatest of all time, doesn’t mean he can do whatever he wants on the field.
He clearly crossed a line against the Falcons when he swung his leg at Grady Jarrett numerous times during the game.
We all know how it ended with the refs essentially costing Atlanta a chance at winning the game and many expected the NFL to overlook the video evidence of Brady attempting to kick the Falcons’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle more than once, but they did punish him but it was more like a slap on the wrist.
Tom Brady has been fined for kicking Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jarrett
The Atlanta Falcons were hosed against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and it felt like Tom Brady’s constant blabbering at the refs had something to do with the terrible roughing the passer penalty.
People also noticed that as Grady Jarrett was attempting to get up Tom Brady kicked and kneed Grady right where it hurts the most.
The NFL “investigated” (I mean how hard is it to investigate something when there is clear evidence showing that something happened?) and determined they would fine the future Hall of Fame QB $11,139.
It is pretty dang cut and dry that Tom Brady acted like a complete child right here. How could anyone, including Brady himself, defend those actions?
Just imagine what would happen in the media if Lamar Jackson, Aaron Rodgers, or others acted like this! The media would burn the world to the ground, but since it is Brady, it gets glanced over, even with the fine that was imposed.
But apparently, the NFL thinks that fining him 0.00003% of his NFL career earnings will convince him to change his actions. In comparison, that is the equivalent of the average American being fined 90 cents of their yearly salary. I really don’t think many people would be too worried about losing less than a dollar on a fine.