Bernard Pollard: Fine Tom Brady
Hensley: Vilified Slide
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard makes a fair point, but don't expect Tom Brady to be fined for his questionable slide, writes Jamison Hensley. Blog
During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground to end an impromptu run. The quarterback had one leg raised a few feet off the ground and it hit onrushing Ravens free safety Ed Reed, who emerged from the play without injury.
But Pollard believes Brady should be disciplined by the NFL, which levies fines on defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits.
Pollard said Monday, "If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions."
He said Brady "knew what he was doing. It has to go both ways. Hopefully the NFL will do something about it. If they don't, that's fine. If they do, then that's fine."
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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