According to multiple media outlets, Denver Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart and linebacker Brandon Marshall have been fined for helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton in Thursday's season opening game.
Stewart was fined more than $18,000, while Marshall was fined more than $24,000.
#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
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Stewart's fine is for $18,231, which is the minimum fine for a first-time offender for a "roughing the passer" penalty.
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.
Marshall, however, was fined over $24,000 because his feet left the ground to hit Newton, according to a report from NFL.com.
Newton was hit in the head on four separate occasions by Broncos defenders, but a flag was only thrown after the play involving Stewart.
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