Calais Campbell fined big for hit on Cam Newton, who vents to Roger Goodell
The NFL seemed to formally admit a mistake on Wednesday, when it fined Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell $18,000 for a low hit on Cam Newton that was not penalized.
Campbell’s hit on the Carolina Panthers’ MVP quarterback was reported by USA Today and other outlets. It also set off Newton, who complained in his postgame news conference on Sunday that he didn’t feel safe, and he was going to talk to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about how seemingly illegal hits on him were not penalized. Newton said he felt he wasn’t getting the same protection as other quarterbacks.