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Pat McAfee Fined for Tweeting Inappropriate Colts Locker Room Picture

Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee (1) on the sidelines during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJanuary 9, 2014

Thankfully for Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, winning heals all wounds in the NFL

According to The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell, McAfee has been fined by the Colts after tweeting a postgame photo of Adam Vinatieri that included a naked Andrew Luck in the background following the Colts' 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 4.  

The since-deleted tweet can be seen here:

Naked Andrew Luck with the photobomb of the week! pic.twitter.com/g21FJhmuPj

— Mitch Fee (@M_Fee3) January 6, 2014

McAfee took to Twitter shortly after the mishap to express his remorse:

McAfee didn't specify the fine amount, but he made it clear that he had no intention of embarrassing his teammate, per Chappell:

It was a very stupid mistake I made. The good thing is Andrew doesn't hate me. Yeah, I got fined. More than a dollar, less than $3 million, which is good news. But it was completely expected and completed warranted.

While the issue is black and white for the Colts and a fine is certainly appropriate, McAfee expressed genuine anguish and regret after discovering what he had accidentally done:

I didn't realize it until I was halfway home and my girlfriend got a text message. I immediately started to sweat. I was disgusted. I was worried that Andrew was going to hate me because he's such a good person.

The last thing you want to do is sellout a teammate. I felt like I did that.

According to ESPN's Mike Wells, McAfee still feels guilty:

Per Chappell, the second-year signal-caller took it in stride: "He handled it so well, like the cool person he is. He said, 'No worries about it, dude.' I said, 'If it means anything to you, you look good.'"

Although McAfee's tweet is sure to make for some awkward moments in the Colts' locker room moving forward, Indianapolis clearly has bigger items on its plate ahead of its AFC divisional-round showdown with the New England Patriots on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Indianapolis lost 59-24 at Foxborough last season and will be a one-touchdown underdog on the road this time around, according to Covers.com.   

If the Colts spring the upset this weekend, hopefully Luck can get his hands on a towel in a hurry.

 

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