Hadn't seen or heard the play in question... I'll poke around and see what I can find out. Know a few NFL guys who I can talk to.That is what we all thought........
Did you see the play in question from the KC/Clev game? Did the official take it too literal?
Rules expert didn't know it but researched and said it looks like that was the right call.
"But the rulebook also says that a quarterback may only spike the ball “to stop a running game clock.”