Another fine for Vontaze Burfict. In other news, water is wet and the sky is blue.
The Bengals linebacker with the reputation as the dirtiest player in the NFL was hit with yet another fine for his actions in Sunday’s game against the Steelers, these two hits in particular.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in Cincinnati’s Week 6 game against Pittsburgh, including the plays involving the Steelers’ Antonio Brown (11:19 in 3rd quarter) and James Conner (5:17 in 3rd quarter).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2018
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2018
Burfict was also caught on tape pointing at Steelers WR JuJu Smith_Schuster and yelling “you’re next” prior to a play. We can only assume this also factored into the fine.
This is the play Ben Roethlisberger claims Vontaze Burfict yelled “You’re next!” at Juju Smith-Schuster. You can see Burfict point at Smith-Schuster twice here. pic.twitter.com/WVLXCwtlPw
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 16, 2018