Chiefs' Kelce fined $24,309 for tossing towel at official

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, field Judge Mike Weatherford, left, throws his cap toward Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) after Kelce, who was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct, threw a towel in his direction during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Kansas City, Mo. Quarterbacks say they take too many dirty hits. Receivers complain they are targeted. Defensive backs say they cant touch anyone without getting a flag. And coaches say their teams never catch a break. Fans want games to move along without endless reviews and flags.(AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined $24,309 by the NFL after he protested a non-call by mockingly chucking his towel toward an official and being ejected.

Kelce thought Jacksonville's Prince Amukamara should have been called for pass interference in the end zone during the Chiefs' 19-14 victory when he grabbed his towel and made like it was a penalty flag. The official threw his hat and another official tossed a penalty flag on Kelce, and the tight end was tossed from the game.

Chiefs teammate Daniel Sorensen was also fined $9,115 by the league Friday for a late hit out of bounds.

Cleveland center Cam Erving and Dallas defensive end David Irving were each docked $9,115 for their tussle in the Cowboys' 35-10 win.

Miami's Andre Branch, San Francisco's Quinton Patton and Los Angeles' William Hayes were all fined $18,231 for horse(equals)collar tackles.

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