ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola tried to shift the focus away from himself and toward a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.
``Let's talk about Indy,'' Raiola said often on Wednesday.
The Lions fined Raiola $7,500 Tuesday for inappropriate conduct directed toward fans.
``They did what they had to do,'' he said. ``It's going to charity, it's fine.
``It's going to be automatically and it's done. There's nothing to talk about.''
He made an offensive gesture toward fans during Sunday's home loss to Minnesota, and the eight-year veteran said the next day he didn't regret his reaction to hecklers.
Raiola declined to answer a question Wednesday about whether he wanted to back down from anything.
``I'm done talking about that,'' he said.
Raiola did say, though, former coach Steve Mariucci also punished him for actions toward fans.
``Am I a bad apple now?'' he asked. ``I got fined before - Mooch fined me - for doing stuff with the crowd. This is not the first time.''
Raiola was asked if he cared about fans.
are about the ones who care,'' he said.
The NFL said Monday it was looking into the matter, but Lions executive vice president Tom Lewand says the league is satisfied with the team's response.

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