Vontaze Burfict was reportedly fined $112,000 by the NFL for what Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports was “multiple” instances of unnecessary roughness in Week 6.
Source: #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in 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).
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 20, 2018
Burfict appeared to intentionally go after Antonio Brown in the game, and Pittsburgh Steelers players were very upset about his continued dangerous hits.
At least one Steelers player advocated for the NFL to suspend Burfict once again, and it’s hard to argue against that logic. Given the man’s extensive history of eschewing player safety, not to mention pure head-hunting, it’s hard to understand why the NFL isn’t coming down harder on Burfict.