Head coach Andy Reid was fined $100,000 and quarterback Patrick Mahomes was fined $50,000 for criticizing officials following last week’s 20-17 loss to Buffalo, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
Head coach Andy Reid was fined $100,000 and quarterback Patrick Mahomes $50,000 for criticizing officials following Kansas City’s 20-17 loss to Buffalo last week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The man spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine has not been announced.
Reid and Mahomes violated the NFL’s policy on public criticism of game officials for comments about an offsides penalty that negated a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Kadarius Toney was clearly lined up offside on a play in which he caught a lateral from Travis Kelce and ran in for a go-ahead score. Reed said officials usually warn about offsides and the penalty is “a little embarrassing” for the NFL.
Mahomes slammed his helmet to the side and yelled at the officers. He said the penalty call was “elementary school” stuff.
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