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Broncos LB Brandon Marshall, S Darian Stewart fined for hits on Cam Newton

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There was a lot of controversy surrounding the end of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers season-opener last Thursday. After hits on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the second half of the game, two Broncos have been slapped with fines from the NFL.

Newton went down on a helmet-to-helmet on the final drive of the game, a penalty that was negated by an intentional grounding call. Broncos safety Darian Stweart has been fined $18,231 for that hit, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Troy Renck of The Denver Post later reported that linebacker Brandon Marshall had been fined $24,000 for a hit on Newton in the third quarter. He was not penalized for his hit and the officials have since taken blame for their error.

Marshall will especially miss the money, after he lost a pair of sponsors for kneeling during the national anthem prior to the game.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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