NFL reviewing Brady leg-up slide into Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says reviewing Tom Brady's slide is "routine."
League spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday "any play of that nature is routinely reviewed."
Brady could be subject to a fine if the league believes he violated any player safety rules.
During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid at the end of an impromptu run. The quarterback's upraised leg hit the onrushing Reed, who temporarily limped away. Reed was not injured.
The Bleacher Report notes that the NFL's official rulebook Rule 12, Section 2, Article 6 covers unnecessary roughness penalties, and Article 6(a) reads, "Using the foot or any part of the leg to strike an opponent with a whipping motion."