Bengals LB Burfict fined $112K for hits vs. Steelers
Vontaze Burfict has been fined. Again.
In his 2d sport wait on from a four-sport suspension, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker incurred $112,000 in fines stemming from extra than one performs in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers final week that had been constituted as pointless roughness. Burfict used to be no longer suspended for the hits, nonetheless, as used to be reported Monday by NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport.
These performs encompass particularly two third-quarter hits on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (eleven:19) and running wait on James Conner (5:17).
The hits drew the ire of the Steelers, particularly quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who this week known as out Burfict’s antics right via and after his elbow shot on Brown.
“When he hits (Antonio Brown) and knocks AB and his (like) guy out, that very subsequent play … he’s standing there, facets to JuJu and says ‘That you simply can moreover very neatly be subsequent,'” Roethlisberger acknowledged Tuesday. “To me that is completely uncalled for and that is the explanation the place I dangle I had the biggest mission.”
Honorable address Marcus Gilbert moreover took mission with Burfict’s behavior, calling it “pathetic” “sad,” and telling journalists “hopefully no doubt one of this demonstrate day (Burfict) grows up.”
Right here’s, obviously, no longer the first time Burfict has been disciplined by the league. Since coming into the execs in 2012, Burfict has been fined on no longer less than 5 separate occasions for a total of $293,608 for the next offenses, per Expert Soccer Reference: twisting the ankles of opposing gamers; roughing the passer, pointless roughness and a face veil penalty; stomping on an opponent’s leg; unsportsmanlike habits; and now two instances of pointless roughness again.
Burfict has moreover been suspended three occasions to open the season for the final three years for a blended 10 games.
The Bengals signed the linebacker to a three-yr extension final September.
In other fines news…
1. Seattle Seahawks security Bradley McDougald used to be fined $26,739 for the hit that gave Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper a concussion, NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero reported.
2. Denver Broncos security Darian Stewart used to be fined $26,739 for the horse collar that injured Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp, Pelissero reported. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders used to be fined $10,026 for taunting.
three. Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett used to be fined $20,054 for roughing Original York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Pelissero reported.