Report: Brady fined for slide in AFC Championship game

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Report: Brady fined for slide in AFC Championship game

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been fined for 'unnecessaryroughness' in the team's AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
He was reportedly fined 10,000 for a slide during the team's 28-13 loss to the Ravens.
In the second quarter, Brady ran the ball and slid into Baltimore's Ed Reed with his leg, kicking the safety.
Ravens Bernard Pollard was upset after the slide, calling it "bull crap."
Brady reportedly texted and talked with Reed on the phone after the game and apologized for the kick.

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.

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