Broncos' Stewart, Marshall fined for Newton hits

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.

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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