On Saturday, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was flagged for taunting Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after Swearinger legally laid out Wes Welker and concussed the wide receiver in the process.
On Thursday, the leagued fined Manning $8,268 for the infraction, and according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Manning won't appeal. "I accept it," the quarterback said. "Money well spent."
After the game, Manning refused to expound on exactly what he told Swearinger, but the Texans safety offered the Cliff's Notes version.
"I wasn't surprised (by Manning's comments)," Swearinger said, via the Houston Chronicle. "I was just, 'Why, bro?' You know what I'm saying? It's whatever. ... Peyton can say what he want to say. It really doesn't matter. All I care about is the W."