Tom Brady has reached out to Ravens safety Ed Reed to apologize for making contact with him on a slide late in the first half of the AFC Title Game. The Incident is under review for possible discipline by the NFL. Check out what Ed Reed had to say about the situation and conversation with Brady after the jump…
According to Field Yates at Special to ESPNBoston.com:
“I told him — you know, we talked,” Reed told WJZ-FM in Baltimore. “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.’”
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 Reed, who emerged from the play without injury.
Reed said that at the time of the incident, he did not say anything to Brady.
League spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday that “any play of that nature is routinely reviewed.”
“For the most part, I didn’t say anything to him when he said something to me at the game,” he said. “… He was going, ‘You want to play like that, let’s go.’ But no, Brady’s a great competitor and I love going against him and I know where his heart is at for this game. It was all good.”