Vontaze Burfict RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vontaze Burfict blames Bengals teammate for playoff loss to Steelers

    CBS Sports "For most people in Cincinnati, the Bengals' wild-card playoff loss to the Steelers will go down as one of the most painful defeats in franchise history. Over the final 1:30 of the fourth quarter, the Bengals suffered a complete meltdown, and in the process, they allowed an injured Ben..." March 02

  • Bengals DC: When 'smart' Vontaze Burfict retires, 'I'm going to hire him'

    CBS Sports "The last time we heard from Vontaze Burfict, he was admitting that he might have to actually change his style of play. You know, because after costing his team a playoff win over the Steelers this past January due to his vicious head-shot of Antonio Brown, which resulted in a concussion, and..." February 28

  • Vontaze Burfict: I’m being singled out, but I’ll have to change

    Pro Football Talk "Multiple fines didn’t get through to Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, but a suspension did. Burfict is suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season for multiple violations of player-safety rules, including a hit to the head that gave Steelers receiver Antonio Brown a concussion...." February 23

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Source: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s 3-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Derrick Brooks.

  • Vontaze Burfict schedules talk with Roger Goodell after rash of hits in 2015

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the next week regarding Burfict's questionable hits and upcoming suspension, a source tells ESPN.com. The league is concerned about Burfict's behavior, which most recently included a hit to..." February 11

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

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown was held out of the AFC Championship 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..." February 04

  • Steelers say Burfict and another Bengal spat on them

    Pro Football Talk "Two Steelers offensive linemen say Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s hit to Antonio Brown’s head wasn’t Burfict’s only dirty work on Saturday. Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro said Burfict spat on him during the game, and fellow offensive lineman Ramon Foster backed up that claim..." January 13

  • Vontaze Burfict hopes to meet with Roger Goodell over suspension

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is hoping a sit-down in the coming days with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may result in the three-game suspension the league handed him Monday night being reduced, a source close to Burfict said Tuesday. Burfict wants to travel to league..." January 12

  • Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL

    NFL.com "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended the first three games of the 2016 season by the NFL on Monday for "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules."" January 12

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    Conor Orr @ConorOrr

    Adam Jones on Dan Patrick: Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking it.

  • Boomer Esiason: Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict needs psychiatric evaluation

    Newark Star-Ledger "Boomer Esiason thinks Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a mental problem that needs addressed. Esiason ripped Burfict for being a dirty player after Saturday night's AFC Wild Card game on CBS's post-game show and took an even stronger stance Monday morning on his WFAN Boomer &..." January 11

  • Vontaze Burfict Is So Dirty

    Deadspin "I mean, you knew this. Even before Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict went headhunting on Antonio Brown, helping to cost Cincinnati the game, he was the guy who slapped another player in the balls, the guy who tried to twist two opponents’ ankles, the guy who in the regular season put Le’Veon Bell out for..." January 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is facing suspension for his hit on Antonio Brown during Saturday night's wild-card game, per source.

  • Green: I wouldn't trade Vontaze and Jones for anything

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The roller coaster was exhilarating for 59 minutes and 38 seconds on Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium. There were twists and turns, the curls that caught your breath. It began with an instant stomach drop – the good kind – on the second play of the game, when Cincinnati Bengals linebacker..." January 10

  • Burfict faces suspension; Porter could be fined

    NFL.com "The ending of Saturday night's raucous playoff game between the Steelers and Bengals could result in consequences for two key players in a fourth-quarter scrum. Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict could face a suspension for his hit on Steelers wide receiver..." January 10