We learned Thursday that the Carolina Panthers quarterback was fined $21,000 by the NFL for abusive conduct toward a game official during Sunday's 17-6 win over the Oakland Raiders. On Friday, NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Newton was fined an additional $10,000 for kicking Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.
Newton and Kelly got into it following a sack in the second quarter. Later in the game, Newton -- agitated by what he perceived to be a late hit by Raiders safety Mike Mitchell -- bumped into referee Jerome Boger. Newton apologized to Boger, who said he didn't eject Newton because he didn't believe the contact was malicious.
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Other penalties issued by the NFL this week: