Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid handed heavy fines for public criticism of officials: report following suspension

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes are both lighter in the wallet after they were critical of the officiating following their Week 14 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

The NFL fined Reid $100,000 Sunday for “violating long-standing league rules prohibiting public criticism of game officials,” according to ESPN.

Mahomes was fined $50,000 for his criticism of the officials along with his “unsportsmanlike conduct during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Buffalo.”

The fines stem from the end of Sunday’s loss when officials called an offensive offside penalty on Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney, negating a go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter.

Mahomes was irate after Kansas City turned the ball over on downs and was held back by his teammates as he appeared to yell toward an official.

After the game, Mahomes could be heard complaining to Bills quarterback Josh Allen about the call.

When speaking with reporters after the loss, Mahomes explained what made him so upset.

“It’s tough to swallow. Not only from me and football in general, to take away greatness like that, for a guy like Travis [Kelce] to make a play like that, you want to see the guys on the field decide the game. They’re human. They make mistakes. But every week, we’re talking about something,” he said.