Peyton Manning gets fine after taunting Texans safety

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks to Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) after a Broncos touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. Manning was whistled for taunting. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) has words for Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) after a Broncos touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. Manning was whistled for taunting. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


ENGLEWOOD, Colorado — Peyton Manning has been docked a reported $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game last week.

The Denver Broncos quarterback laid into the safety for hitting Wes Welker in the head, which left the slot receiver with his third concussion in 10 months.

The penalty was reported by ESPN. Manning told ESPN's Chris Mortensen: "I accept it. Money well spent."

Swearinger's hit on Welker drew a 15-yard personal foul — but so far no word of a fine.

Manning was irked by the hit on Welker and after throwing a 29-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders on the next snap, he ran up to Swearinger and let him know it.

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