The Indianapolis Colts fined punter Pat McAfee for accidentally tweeting a nude photo of quarterback Andrew Luck after last weekend’s game.
“It was a very stupid mistake I made,” McAfee said per the Indy Star. “The good thing is Andrew doesn’t hate me.”
McAfee acknowledged he was fined.
“Yeah, I got fined,” he said. “More than a dollar, less than $3 million, which is good news.
“But it was completely expected and completed warranted.”
McAfee became the center of attention when he tweeted a photo of placekicker Adam Vinatieri following the Colts’ 45-44 playoff win over Kansas City.
In the background was a side view of Luck at his cubicle. Wearing only his beard.
“I didn’t realize it until I was halfway home and my girlfriend got a text message,” said McAfee. “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.”
McAfee said he deleted the tweet but it was still too late.
“I called him like 400 times but his phone was off, his phone was off, his phone was off,” McAfee said. “It was finally turned on and he answered. I said, ‘Man, I am so sorry that happened.’
“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.’ ”
I feel awful for that Luck photobomb.. Really thankful all his parts were covered.. And now I'm hoping the future HOFer forgives the mistake
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 5, 2014