Shanahan satisfies NFL with explanation
DENVER (AP) -- Mike Shanahan lied and got away with it.
The Broncos coach was cleared of any wrongdoing Thursday after explaining to league officials why he lied about Jake Plummer's injury during a game last weekend.
"The key is we're on the same page(and moving forward, so the matter that occurred last Sunday is closed," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. "We're satisfied that it is resolved and that Mike understands the policy."
The league started looking into Shanahan's actions after he gave a false injury report to CBS during halftime of Sunday's game against San Diego.
Plummer was injured while diving for a first down midway through the second quarter, but Shanahan told the network that the quarterback sustained a concussion instead of a separated shoulder.
Shanahan came clean after the game, saying he didn't want the Chargers to have an advantage if backup Steve Beuerlein got hurt. The Broncos had just two quarterbacks at the time.