NFL fines Broncos’ Darian Stewart and Brandon Marshall for helmet-to-helmet hits

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The Broncos’ Darian Stewart and Brandon Marshall are going to pay hefty fines for helmet-to-helmet hits they delivered on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in Denver’s win Thursday.

Stewart’s hit is going to cost him a little more than $18,000, while Marshall will lose around $24,000, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter.

Newton sustained four helmet-to-helmet hits in the second half of Thursday’s game. Only Stewart’s was flagged as a penalty, but it didn’t net the Panthers any yards because of an intentional grounding penalty.

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Newton looked like he was struggling by game’s end, and for good reason. Hopefully the officials can do a better job of protecting him going forward.