Along with his previously reported $21,000 fine for bumping referee Jerome Boger, Newton has also been fined another $10,000 for his actions in last week’s game against the Raiders.
The latest fine, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, was for kicking Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.
That’s a week of expensive lessons for Newton, who is probably fortunate he wasn’t ejected from bumping into Boger. Newton apologized after the game, and Boger said afterward it wasn’t a malicious act, but the quarterback has to show more restraint if he expects his teammates around him to.
He wasn’t the only Panther fined either, as defensive end Greg Hardy was fined $25,000 for the shot that knocked Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer out, and safety Charles Godfrey was docked $21,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head.