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REPORT | Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes' comments on penalty call to be reviewed by NFL

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Dec 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-11 19:56:07-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Comments from Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes will reportedly be reviewed over concerns they violate NFL policy against questioning the integrity of officials.

With 1:12 left in the Kansas City Chiefs' match against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, tight end Travis Kelce snagged and ran a pass from Mahomes, before passing it off to wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who successfully carried the ball into the end zone.

The potentially game-winning play was undone by an offensive offside penalty call on Toney and the Chiefs fell to the Bills 20-17.

Mahomes was seen yelling at officials during the final moments of the game.

During a post-game press conference, Mahomes spoke out, saying Toney "probably is barely offsides" and that it "didn't affect anything."

“You wait until there’s a minute left in the game to make a call like that? It’s tough, man,” Mahomes said. “Loss for words, man. It’s tough.”

Reid also expressed his disappointment following the Chiefs' loss.

“I never use any of this as excuses, but normally I get a warning before anything like that happens in a big game," Reid said. "A bit embarrassing in the National Football League for that to take place.”

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the comments from both Mahomes and Reid will be reviewed for breaching a "long-standing policy against questioning the integrity of the refs." He also stated that Mahomes' on-field yelling and comments may also pose an issue for the Super Bowl champion.

"Criticism of officiating has always been considered conduct detrimental to the League," the NFL states online. "Such criticism is unacceptable in any forum, and calls into question the integrity of, or public confidence in, our game."

Reid addressed the situation during his Monday news conference.

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