Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tom Brady texted Ed Reed to apologize for slide-kick


Tom Brady may or may not get fined for kicking his leg up at Ed Reed while going down to slide after a scramble Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

But at the very least, the veteran safety Reed, whose Baltimore Ravens beat Brady's New England Patriots for a spot in the Super Bowl, says it's "all good." (photo: Keith Allison, Flickr)

"Leg is feeling alright. A little sore right now," Reed told WJZ-FM on Monday, via NFL.com. "A little slide kick (by Brady), you know what I'm saying. But it's a tough spot the quarterback's in. You know, I understand Brady's point. Him protecting himself... I respect Brady and his game for all it stands for, and I know he's not a dirty player."

"... We talked actually not too long ago, we talked on the phone. He actually reached out to me, texted me. I tried to text him back, but the message exploded after 12 seconds, so I had to call him ... and he's just apologized and what not. But I told him, 'You know, it's good, man.'"

Brady's slide-kick is being reviewed by the NFL.

Reed said he didn't respond to Brady "for the most part" when Brady was jawing at him during the game but added that he understood Brady was in of heat battle.

"Brady's a great competitor and I love going against him and I know where his heart is at for this game,"Reed said. "It was all good."

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