Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined $24,309 for his ejection in the Chiefs’ 19-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, The Star has learned.
With the Chiefs in the red zone and threatening to score in the fourth quarter, Kelce, who was upset with a pass-interference no-call, yelled and gestured toward two referees before walking back to the huddle. The Chiefs were leading 16-7 at the time.
Once he turned his back, one of the referees threw a flag at the tight end for unsportsmanlike conduct, prompting an enraged Kelce to turn back toward the referee and fire what appeared to be a towel his way.
That prompted a second unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and an ejection, and the Chiefs — who were already without quarterback Alex Smith, running back Spencer Ware and receiver Jeremy Maclin — were now without their second-best receiving threat.
The Chiefs still managed to kick a field goal on the drive, however, and stave off a late rally by the Jaguars to improve to 6-2.