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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has decided to appeal the penalty issued by the NFL after he tried to slide tackle Dallas Cowboys safety Malik Hooker following a turnover in Monday's season-ending playoff loss.
Brady's reason for the appeal: He didn't even touch Hooker.
'I tried to tackle him with my right shoulder and missed him,' Brady said during his weekly SiriusXM podcast. 'And I wasn't going to try to stick my arm out, so I was trying to get him on the ground. I tried to get him on the ground and I missed him. Completely... I didn't even hit him. I tried to trip him, but I didn't.'
The hefty fine came after Brady, 45, attempted to 'slide tackle' Cowboys safety Malik Hooker
Brady's reckless play was deemed as 'dirty' by NFL fans after the Bucs' first round playoff exit