It could have been so much worse.

Colts punter Pat McAfee has been forgiven by Andrew Luck and fined by the team after his postgame tweet last Saturday inadvertently exposed more of the quarterback than his bearded chin.

"It was a very stupid mistake I made," McAfee said. "The good thing is Andrew doesn't hate me."

The team probably has moved past the incident as well, but only after reaching into McAfee's wallet.

"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 quickly deleted the tweet, but the damage had been done.