NFL fining 2 Broncos players for big hits on Panthers

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) lies on the turf after a roughing the passer penalty was called on Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart (26) during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. s some Broncos players prepare to face the financial consequences of their helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton, they insist they're not a dirty defense, although they don't really mind if that's their reputation. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) lies on the turf after a roughing the passer penalty was called on Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart (26) during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. s some Broncos players prepare to face the financial consequences of their helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton, they insist they're not a dirty defense, although they don't really mind if that's their reputation. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP/WISH) — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall and safety Darian Stewart have been fined a total of $42,540 for helmet-to-helmet hits on Carolina’s Cam Newton.

Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates his sack of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton with teammate Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates his sack of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton with teammate Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The person said linebacker Brandon Marshall was fined $24,309 and safety Darian Stewart $18,231. The hits occurred in the Broncos’ season-opening win over the Panthers.

As for the current Colts, the team is preparing to take on the defending Super Bowl champs in Denver on Sunday.

The Broncos opened the NFL season one week ago.

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