Travis Kelce fined $11K for gesture

ByAdam Teicher ESPN logo
Saturday, December 6, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was fined $11,025 by the league for unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos.

Kelce made an obscene gesture that Chiefs coach Andy Reidlater called "immature.''

Kelce has been unavailable all week to discuss the gesture. He made the gesture during the fourth quarter of the 29-16 loss to the Broncos, after Denver's Von Miller was penalized for roughing the passer against quarterback Alex Smith. As referee Walt Coleman announced the penalty, Kelce made the gesture.

After the game, Kelce explained on Twitter that the gesture was aimed at Miller for the late hit and not at Coleman. Kelce later deleted that tweet.

Miller was not fined for the hit on Smith.

In other fines:

Billslinebacker Nigel Bradham was fined $16,537 for unnecessary roughness in last weekend's win against Cleveland. Bradham was fined for unnecessarily striking an opponent with his helmet when he speared tight end Gary Barnidge from the side. Browns guard John Greco also was docked $8,268 for unnecessary roughness on the play.Bradham's fine represents half of his weekly pay.

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was fined $22,050 for striking a Lions player in the head and neck area in a Thanksgiving game. Bears defensive end Willie Young was fined $8,268 for a roughing-the-passer call in the same game.

According to multiple media reports, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was fined $5,512 for throwing a football into the stands during Sunday's game against the Titans.

Information from Browns reporter Pat McManamon, Lions reporter Michael Rothstein and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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