League looking into Tom Brady's slide
January, 22, 2013
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has a history of injuring New England Patriots, from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. Now, he could be hurting Brady's wallet.
A day after Pollard publicly complained about Brady's slide in the AFC Championship Game, Brady is being reviewed by the league for possible discipline, league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. In the final minute of the first half, Brady slid and raised his leg to hit Ravens safety Ed Reed, who was trying to pull up and not make contact with the star quarterback.
"He knew what he was doing," Pollard said Monday. "So, I'm the type of player -- it has to go both ways. It really does. It has to go both ways. Hopefully, the NFL will do something about it."
When asked if the NFL should punish Brady, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday, "I saw the same thing you saw. I saw the same thing everybody saw, so that would be in the league’s hands. It’s pretty straight forward what happened. I’m going to leave it up to you guys to make those evaluations and to the league to make that evaluation.”