Darian Stewart, Brandon Marshall fined for hits on Cam Newton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos’ safety Darian Stewart and linebacker Brandon Marshall have been fined for hits they made on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during the team’s 21-20 victory over the Panthers last Thursday.

The NFL has fined $18,231, according to multiple reports, for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Newton that happened in the late fourth quarter.

Stewart was flagged by the referees on the play, but a flag on Newton offset the penalty.

Marshall has been fined $24,309 for impermissible use of a helmet, according to multiple reports. That hit came in the third quarter of the game and Marshall was not flagged for that play.

The team has been accused of playing dirty, but head coach Gary Kubiak disagrees.

“No, I don’t think so. We play hard and we talk about playing hard all of the time and as I said, that was a challenge,” Kubiak said.