- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall and safety Darian Stewart have been fined by the NFL following their 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers last Thursday, according to ESPN.

The suspensions were a result of several high hits to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Much alarm was raised following the game after the lack of flags resulting from the hits.

Marshall was fined $24,309 for illegal use of a helmet. Stewart was fined $18,231. Stewart’s hit was the only hit to receive a flag for illegal contact.


Following the game, Stewart said he and the Denvers would continue playing hard defensively.

“We’re not going to stop being aggressive,” Stewart said. “That’s what we do, and that’s what has us No. 1. So we’re going to continue to play football.”

Stewart also anticipated discipline.

“Anytime you get contact on the helmet, there’s going to be something coming. But, like I said, it’s not going to stop me from being aggressive. I just got to be smarter next time.”

According to ESPN, the league will review additional hits from the game to see if additional discipline is necessary.

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