Report: Tom Brady fined by NFL for trying to trip Cowboys defender

The NFL is adding insult to injury for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after last week’s early exit from the postseason.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Brady was fined $16,444 by the league for trying to trip Dallas Cowboys safety Malik Hooker during their 31-14 wild-card playoff loss Monday night.

In the third quarter, Chris Godwin fumbled a pass from Brady. The ball was recovered by Hooker, who ran through a maze of players, including Brady, for a 19-yard return. After review, the play was reversed and the Buccaneers were given the football back.

Bucs center Ryan Jensen was also fined $8,333.33 for unnecessary roughness on the same play.

USA TODAY Sports+ producer Victoria Hernandez contributed to this story.

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