On a day when the league is promising $100 million to combat their concussion problem, they’re also establishing a menu for what the cost of player safety actually is.
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Broncos safety Darian Stewart has been fined $18,231 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Stewart’s was the only one of the four second-half head-shots to the MVP which was penalized on the field, but it was negated by an intentional grounding penalty.
Linebacker Brandon Marshall is also expected to be fined for launching himself into a helmet-to-helmet hit. Hits by Von Miller and Bradley Roby are also going to be reviewed.