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Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert: Vontaze Burfict ‘intentionally trying to hurt people,’ should be suspended

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Vontaze Burfict started out the season on the suspended list. After what he did to Antonio Brown on Sunday, at least one Pittsburgh Steelers player thinks he should be suspended again.

Offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert ripped into Burfict on Monday.

“NFL has to do something about that,” Gilbert said, per Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. “A guy like that, going out there intentionally trying to hurt people, there’s no need for that kind of play in this league. It’s sad.”

Gilbert also said he thinks Burfict should be suspended.

At one point during Sunday’s game, Burfict targeted Antonio Brown with an elbot to his helmet that was eerily similar to the one that cost the Cincinnati Bengals a playoff game a few years back.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the NFL is not expected to suspend Burfict over this, but he reports “there are several plays that will be reviewed for a potential fine. Presumably, one is an elbow to Antonio Brown’s head.”

Burfict is already a legend when it comes to dirty play and racking up fines. Given the league’s supposed emphasis on player safety, one would think what he did on Sunday would at least give the league cause to consider another suspension.