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)
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.
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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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