The Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid were very critical of the officials following their team's loss to the Bills. The NFL is now prepared to discipline.
When Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes harshly attacked the officials for a late decision in the Kansas City Chiefs' game against the Buffalo Bills, it set off a massive debate.
The starting quarterback was upset with the refs even though Kadarius Toney was obviously offside. The Chiefs' status as Super Bowl favorites plummeted following that defeat, and in an unexpected twist, head coach Andy Reid also lost his cool with the officials.
The NFL will not forgive Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid for exposing referees and is planning to fine them heavily, even if they later acknowledged they were incorrect about the entire affair.
For "violating NFL rules about public criticism of game officials," Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid were fined $50,000 and $100,000, respectively.
In addition, Mahomes's late-game pursuit of the referees was a major factor in the punishment. The league could not put up with such comments made by the top quarterback.