Two Denver Broncos Fined For Hits on Cam Newton
September 15, 2016
Two Denver Broncos defenders have been fined a total of $42,540 but not suspended for helmet-to-helmet hits on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL hasn't announced the fines, said linebacker Brandon Marshall was fined $24,309 and safety Darian Stewart $18,231.
Stewart was fined for roughing the QB in the final minute of Denver's 21-20 win. It left Newton motionless on the ground, but he wasn't checked for a concussion until after the game.
Marshall wasn't flagged for his hit, which the NFL deemed an "impermissible use of the helmet (including illegal launching)," according to its 2016 schedule of fines.
"My job is to win football games, not lobby for my health," Newton said Wednesday, adding he feels "great" and he didn't want to "dwell on" the previous game and the hits.
"Usually hits you pop back up. That was a big hit.
"I was asked on the sideline about awareness and my ability to keep going from the referee, as well as the training staff. There is no doubt that everything will work out in itself. There is no question that I took a couple of hits to the head, but I don't think I showed any signs of being concussed. It was no wooziness ... I understand I was kind of hurt, but that comes with football and it being a contact sport."