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Broncos safety Darian Stewart fined for helmet-to-helmet hit on Cam Newton

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL fined Denver Broncos safety Darian Stewart on Wednesday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during their Sept. 8 regular season opener, according to ESPN.

Stewart will be fined 18, 231 for the hit on Newton, which is the standard rate for first-time offenders. As of Wednesday morning, there has not been an additional fine for Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who also hit Newton illegally, but sources expect one to be issued. An NFL official told ESPN on Sunday that the hit by Marshall should have resulted in a penalty.

Below is a Youtube video that shows three separate helmet-to-helmet hits on Newton during the contest: