Vontaze Burfict RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s Four-Game Suspension Upheld

    NFL Trade Rumors "The NFL announced Thursday that Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s four-game suspension for violating the Performance-Enhancing Drug policy has been upheld following an unsuccessful appeal. Burfict’s appeal centered around the fact that he was on prescribed medication for the concussion he suffered..." April 12

  • Bengals have no intention of releasing LB Vontaze Burfict

    Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Bengals might very well decide at some point that former Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict is not worth the headache. Already seen as one of the dirtier players in the NFL, Burfict will start his third consecutive season under suspension. Only this time, he’s banned four games..." March 31

  • Why the Cincinnati Bengals are sticking by Vontaze Burfict

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In an offseason otherwise full of positives for the Bengals personnel staff, the four-game suspension levied against Vontaze Burfict for performance-enhancing drugs served as a rain cloud blocking the sun. This was nothing new, of course. This marked the third consecutive season Burfict would..." March 30

  • Marvin Lewis prepared to be without Vontaze Burfict for first four games

    USA Today "When it was revealed on March 16 that Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was facing a four-game suspension by the National Football League for violating its performance-enhancing drug policy, it was old news for the organization. Burfict tested positive before the season ended on..." March 21

  • Vontaze Burfict’s defense likely doesn’t hold water

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who previously has been suspended for pretty much everything but violating the PED policy, now faces a PED violation. And his camp has leaked a self-serving excuse to ESPN that, as articulated, holds less water than a hula hoop. Adam Schefter of ESPN passes..." March 16

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing 4-game suspension

    NFL.com "Vontaze Burfict is in trouble again. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources. ESPN first reported the news." March 16

  • Raiders eyeing trade for Vontaze Burfict

    Fanrag Sports "Free agent signings aplenty will happen on Wednesday, and there may be a handful of trades along the way. According to Chris Renkel of CBS 42, that’s exactly what the Oakland Raiders may do, as they’re reportedly working on a trade that would land linebacker Vontaze Burfict from the Cincinnati..." March 14

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict ruled out of Week 17 game against Ravens

    Yardbarker "Fans of AFC playoff hopefuls waiting on pins and needles for the Baltimore Ravens to lose Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals got dealt a bit of harsh news. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been ruled out with a shoulder injury, which usually results in amazing things for opposing..." December 30

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Carted Off With Head Injury

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was taken off on a backboard during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Steelers after taking a brutal hit from WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Bengals have already ruled him out for the game with a head injury. Upon being taken into the locker room,..." December 05

  • Vontaze Burfict on Antonio Brown's concussion: 'He faked that'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Vontaze Burfict famously concussed Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with an illegal hit at the end of a playoff game in January 2016. The play drew a flag that helped the Steelers get in position to kick a winning field goal, as well as a suspension that kept Burfict off the field at the beginning..." December 04

  • Vontaze Burfict claims refs are provoking him into bad behavior

    Sporting News "Vontaze Burfict’s reputation proceeds him, and according to the Bengals linebacker, that’s why he’s being unfairly targeted by game officials. It’s not so much that the officials are throwing an inordinate number of flags his way, it’s that they are provoking him into reacting in a certain..." November 17

  • Bengals' Burfict avoids fine for making contact with official

    Pro Football Talk "We knew earlier in the week Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was not going to be suspended for making contact with an official last week. But according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, he wasn’t even fined for the move. The contact in question didn’t reach the level of the Marshawn Lynch..." November 17

  • Bengals player: Refs have cursed at Vontaze Burfict multiple times

    ESPN "Officials have provoked Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict at least three times in the past month, according to a teammate who came to Burfict's defense Monday. The Bengals player said he has heard officials cursing at Burfict on multiple occasions, and there is video that shows..." November 14

  • Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict found himself back in hot water on the field Sunday when he was ejected from the team’s loss to the Titans for making contact with an official. PFT reported later on Sunday that the league would consider suspending Burfict, who has twice served three-game..." November 13

  • All factors will be considered in determining Burfict discipline

    Pro Football Talk "On Sunday afternoon, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had his latest run-in with the rules, when he was run off the field for making contact with an official. Although he was ejected, the video suggests something far less egregious than the Marshawn Lynch shove-unshove of an official. It..." November 12

  • Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict ejected vs. Tennessee Titans

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected at the 5 minute, 35-second mark of the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans for unsportsmanlike conduct after he made contact with an official. Burfict pled his case to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and defensive coordinator..." November 12

  • Vontaze Burfict shoves man on Colts’ sideline

    Yardbarker "Vontaze Burfict is up to his same old dirty tricks. Though the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker wasn’t committing a dirty play against an opponent on Sunday unlike in Week 7, he still showed some pretty poor behavior while facing the Indianapolis Colts. Watch as Burfict shoves a man on the..." October 29