According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart and linebacker Brandon Marshall have been fined for hits on Cam Newton in the fourth quarter of Thursday's season-opening game.
#Broncos S Darian Stewart has been fined $18,231 for his hit in last week's game on Cam Newton, source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 14, 2016
Rapoport reported the fine for Stewart was $18,231, which is the minimum fine for a first-time offender for a "roughing the passer" penalty. Marshall was levied a $24,309 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Newton.
Stewart was not fined for "Impermissible use of the helmet (including illegal launching)" which carries a minimum fine of $24,309 for a first-time offender.
Newton was hit in the head on four separate occasions by Broncos defenders, but a flag was only thrown after the play involving Stewart.
The NFL said this week that linebacker Brandon Marshall should have been flagged for his hit.
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