TAMPA, Florida According to sources speaking to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tom Brady, the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been fined $11,139 for attempting to kick Atlanta Falcons defensive end Grady Jarrett on a sack during the Bucs’ 21-15 victory against the Falcons last week.

After analyzing the play when Jarrett was called for unnecessary roughness for throwing Brady to the ground, the NFL informed Brady of the fine on Friday. Tom Brady kicked his foot up while on the ground in retaliation, but it didn’t seem to hit Jarrett.

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With 3:03 left in the game, Jarrett was called for roughing the passer on a contentious third-and-5 call, giving the Bucs a new starting position at the Atlanta 32 and enabling them to win the game.

NFL fines for kneeing, kicking, and striking are $16,444 for a second infraction and $11,139 for a first offence.

Brady has received a fine before for attempting to kick an opponent. Brady attempted to kick former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed in 2013, which resulted in a $10,000 fine.

Coach Todd Bowles of the Bucs claimed to be uninformed of the kick. He disqualified safety Logan Ryan and cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting from Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday.

When asked about Brady’s health on Friday, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith remained silent.

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