Donald, Barron Not Fined For Hits On Cam Newton


During last Sunday’s Carolina Panthers 13-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, quarterback Cam Newton was hit twice in his head/neck area by superstar defensive tackle Aaron Donald and safety Mark Barron.  The result was no penalty, and now no fine either.

Newton ripped officials a week prior about his lack of protection as it appears that penalties that are called on hits against most quarterbacks haven’t been called on the 6-foot-5, 250 pound league MVP.  It started in Week 1 when the Denver Broncos unloaded on Newton, hitting him time and time again to the extent that many believed he had a concussion.  Seemingly each week has followed suit.

Source: Pro Football Talk

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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.