Patriots QB Tom Brady fined $10K for 'aggressive slide'

The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 US for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Kicked Ravens DB Ed Reed in thigh after 3-yard run in 2nd quarter

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the ground after getting knocked down in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Championship on Sunday in Foxboro, Mass. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 US for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The fine was announced on NFL.com.

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.