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.''
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.''
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL