The NFL fined Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports their comments about their officiating following last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Reed was fined Fined $100,000 for publicly criticizing game officials and Mahomes, $50,000 for criticizing officials and unsportsmanlike conduct.
Reid and Mahomes criticized a play in the fourth quarter when officials threw an offensive offside flag on wide receiver Katarious Toney after tight end Travis Kelce caught a pass and later deflected it to Toney. .
“It’s very disappointing that it ended the way it did,” Reid said after the game. “Usually I get this — I never use it as an excuse, but usually I get a warning before something like that happens in a big game. (It’s) a little embarrassing to have that happen in the National Football League. … I’ve been in the league a long time, and I’ve never had anything like that. . Therefore, where not, at least in that kind of situation it did not interfere.”
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Referee Carl Sefers, who was the lead official in Kansas City’s Super Bowl 57 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, said Toney was “far offside” and obstructing the official’s view of the football.
Mahomes, the league’s reigning MVP, was seen slamming his helmet on the sideline and had to be restrained by teammates from chasing officials. After the game he told Bills quarterback Josh Allen that the call (“detailed)” was horrible.
“I played for seven years [and] An attack was never called offside. It was primary school [stuff] Talking about There was no warning the whole game,” Mahomes said. “You wait until there’s a minute left in the game to make a call like that? It is difficult. Lost for words. It is difficult. Regardless of whether we win or lose, we talk about notes at the end of another game. This is not what we want for the NFL and football.
“What you want as a competitor is that you go out there and practice all week to win and it’s about your team and that team and seeing what happens. Then you don’t want to talk about these things. The game, whether the flag was on the next player or the flag. I’m not worried about no. I just want to go out and play and then see what happens at the end, see what the score is, and then I can live with the results.”
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