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Peyton Manning: Tom Brady apologized to him for email barb

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning says Tom Brady apologized to him - unnecessarily - after taking a shot at him in recently released emails.

Brady's exchange with a childhood friend was contained in documents released as part of the NFLPA's lawsuit on behalf of Brady seeking to quash his four-game suspension.

In it, Brady wrote: ''I've got another 7 or 8 years. He has 2.''

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Manning said after Wednesday's practice that Brady was just joining the public conversation speculating about when he'll retire.

Manning added: ''Hey, Tom sent me an apology text that was unnecessary. ... No harm, no foul.''

Besides, Manning said the barbs were rather innocuous: ''Someone said I was roasted. I mean, I've been roasted before. That is not a roast.''

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