The NFL will "look into the report" from a Kansas City television station that a laser was flashed at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the fourth quarter of Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium, according to a league spokesman.
A photographer from KMBC shot video that showed a green dot flickering around Brady's shoulder and face.
Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady's face last night. Play between the "muff" that wasn't and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren't aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019
The NFL has dealt with the issue of lasers in the past, including a Monday night game in Mexico two years ago in which then-Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was caught in the eye multiple times.
The Patriots said they were aware of the report.
"Part of the security check has to be sure those kind of things don't happen," Robert Kraft said in a Wednesday interview on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that he didn't believe it had an effect on the game as Brady was "laser focused."
In interviews after the game, Brady was not asked about any laser beams pointed at him.
Asked for a comment on the report, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he was focused on the Los Angeles Rams, his team's opponent in Super Bowl LIII.
"Yeah, right now we are really focused on getting ready for the Rams. That's what I'm working on," Belichick said.
The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.