Report: NFL upholds Vontaze Burfict’s three-game suspension

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will serve a three-game suspension to start the 2016 NFL season after the discipline was upheld in an appeal, per Dan Graziano of ESPN. Source: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s 3-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Derrick Brooks. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February 11, 2016 This verdict shouldn’t come as a surprise...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown: Vontaze Burfict is an ‘idiot’ who tried to kill me

Antonio Brown was held out of the AFC Divisional Game with a concussion that he sustained after an illegal hit from Vontaze Burfict, and it does not sound like the Steelers wide receiver has gotten over it. On Thursday, Brown told “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that Burfict wanted to do a lot more than just take him down. “Guys don’t want to stop...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones apologizes to Antonio Brown

Adam Jones is a man of his word. After saying Antonio Brown faked a concussion during last weekend’s wild card round featuring the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, Jones said he’d only apologize to Brown if he missed the game. Well, Brown is missing the game, still in the NFL’s concussion protocol after the brutal hit he endured by Vontaze Burfict (watch here)...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vontaze Burfict seeking sit-down with Roger Goodell

After being hit with a three-game ban for the start of the 2016 NFL season, Vontaze Burfict reportedly hopes to convince Roger Goodell to reduce the suspension in a face-to-face meeting. Such a meeting has yet to be established, but a source close to Burfict told ESPN’s Coley Harvey that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker wants to meet up with the NFL commissioner “at his earliest...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis defends Burfict: 'It didn't go over the edge'

Marvin Lewis may need the NFL to take him through a weekend course about where “the edge” is when it comes to player safety and what is and isn’t acceptable on the field. Speaking Monday, the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals defended both Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones, who cost the team a chance to win a playoff game for the first time since 1991. In particular, he defended...
Via Sportsnaut
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Burfict facing suspension for hit on Brown

    Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is reportedly facing a suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown on Saturday. Burfict came in helmet-to-helmet on Brown and concussed him on the hit. It earned him a fifteen yard penalty that helped hand the game to the Steelers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Burfict will face a suspension for the hit, with ProFootballTalk’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacman Jones rips refs, Joey Porter on Instagram

Pacman Jones was needless to say distraught after his Cincinnati Bengals lost 18-16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night. Jones picked up a penalty for a personal foul after getting into it with Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter, who had wandered onto the field following Vontaze Burfict’s personal foul committed against Antonio Brown. The 15-yard penalty gave the Steelers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict: ‘I hate Pittsburgh’

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict didn’t mince his words when expressing how he feels about Saturday’s playoff opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before quickly exiting the locker room following Wednesday’s practice, the controversial player — who already has made himself a villain in the eyes of Steelers fans — not to mention the team’s players — uttered...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict: Refs had it out for me on ‘bulls— flag’

    The Bengals were called for a key unnecessary roughness penalty in overtime against the Broncos Monday night, and Vontaze Burfict believes the flag was only thrown because NFL officials have it out for him. The call came near the start of overtime, when Burfict made contact with Denver tight end Virgil Green and tried to strip the ball. As ESPN’s Coley Harvey describes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vontaze Burfict shoves, knocks over TV camera

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict grasped for some low-hanging fruit during Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns, in what was a pretty classless move. Burfict, for no reason at all, threw a cameraman’s camera to the ground at the end of a play. If you watch the clip, you can clearly see that teammate Reggie Nelson avoided it, while Burfict just kept...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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