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NFL: Brady fined $10K for 'aggressive slide'

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  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the field after getting hit during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Brady was fined Wednesday for kicking Ed Reed in the thigh during the game.

      New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the field after getting hit during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Brady was fined Wednesday for kicking Ed Reed in the thigh during the game.
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NEW YORK -- The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The fine was announced on NFL.com.

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On a first-and-goal near the end of the second quarter, Brady was forced out of the pocket to his left. He ran for 3 yards but slid before he could be tackled. In the process, he raised his right leg and kicked defender Ed Reed in the thigh.

Brady reportedly apologized to Reed in a text message.

Patriots spokesman Stacey James says he has no information on the fine.

A message was left seeking comment from a league spokesman.

The Ravens won 28-13 to advance to the Super Bowl.

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