AP Source: Marshall, Stewart fined for hits on Newton

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) lies on the turf after a roughing the passer penalty was called on Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart (26) during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. s some Broncos players prepare to face the financial consequences of their helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton, they insist they're not a dirty defense, although they don't really mind if that's their reputation. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the punishment tells The Associated Press that two Broncos defenders have been fined a total of $42,540 – but not suspended – for helmet-to-helmet hits on 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.

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