The NFL began handing out fines stemming from the Panthers-Broncos game last week, while the investigation of the Panthers’ handling of the helmet-to-helmet shot quarterback Cam Newton took apparently is ongoing.
The league fined Broncos safety Darian Stewart and linebacker Brandon Marshall for their hits on Newton in the fourth quarter of Denver’s 21-20 victory, according to multiple reports.
Stewart was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer and Marshall was fined $24,309, under the league’s fines schedule this season.
Meanwhile, Panthers guard Trai Turner was fined nearly $10,000 for a questionable taunting penalty.
Stewart’s was the last of four helmet-to-helmet hits on Newton. It left Newton on the ground for about 30 seconds before he was helped up.
The NFL and NFL Players Association are conducting separate reviews of the Panthers’ response. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said officials have begun conducting interviews, but he’s not sure when it will wrap up.
“I have no idea where it stands, I really don’t,” Rivera said. “I know they’re doing whatever they’ve got to do. They’ve contacted people they needed to contact. The league is going to make its ruling on certain things and they’re going to go forward.”