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

Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) celebrates a sack of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in during third quarter action in Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif. July 2, 2016 (Trevor Brown, Jr./ Denver Broncos)

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.

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