Vontaze Burfict RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vontaze Burfict seemingly has some laughs over Joey Porter arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested for allegedly getting into an altercation with a police officer outside a bar Sunday night, and it appears Vontaze Burfict had a nice chuckle at Porter’s expense. Shortly after word surfaced that Porter was taken into custody, Burfict..." January 09

  • Vontaze Burfict misses practice with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "During last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was pulled from the game to be evaluated for a concussion after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers guard David DeCastro. Burfict was cleared during the game, but he’s in the concussion protocol on Wednesday...." December 21

  • Roethlisberger: Even Burfict’s Teammates ‘Can’t Stand’ The Way He Plays

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Steelers came out of Cincinnati last week with a big 24-20 victory over the Bengals, but it’s not truly a Steelers-Bengals rivalry game without some Vontaze Burfict controversy, and that’s where things started on this week’s edition of “The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show.” At one point..." December 21

  • Vontaze Burfict's ridiculous flop fools ref into penalizing Steve Smith

    CBS Sports "Hey, give Vontaze Burfict credit. The man who has been fined more than $805,000 in his five-year NFL career decided it's more advantageous to his teammates -- and his wallet -- to be on the other end of a penalty flag, even if it means flopping around the field like a fish out of water. Which..." November 27

  • Baldwin, Burfict fined $12K for middle finger gestures

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin were each fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct after the players raised middle fingers in separate games Sunday, sources told ESPN. Burfict stuck both of his middle fingers up toward the stands..." November 25

  • Vontaze Burfict’s Latest Dirty Hit Left Bills’ Robert Woods With Sprained Knee

    NESN "Despite repeatedly being punished for dirty play, Vontaze Burfict apparently still hasn’t learned his lesson. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, who was fined $75,000 just a few weeks ago for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount in Week 6, was back at it Sunday..." November 21

  • Burfict flips off fans during game

    Total Pro Sports "The Frustration was everywhere at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during the Bengals’ home contest against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills Mafia fan base travels really well, so it was no surprise to see them in the stands. With about six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Burfict gave a middle..." November 21

  • Beckham downplays Burfict's reputation ahead of upcoming clash

    New York Post "He all but tried to decapitate and did concuss Antonio Brown in the playoffs, and he was such a repeat offender the NFL suspended him three games for the start of this season for violating its player-safety rules. He is Pro Football’s Dirtiest Player, which means Beware, Odell Beckham Jr., on..." November 12

  • League believes Vontaze Burfict stomp was “clear and obvious,” Bengals don’t

    Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday’s pair of questionable plays by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict resulted in no suspension for the player who missed the first three games of the 2016 season. A $75,000 fine for one of the two maneuvers — an apparent stomp on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount — is pending on..." October 23

  • Ray Lewis says Vontaze Burfict could get booted from NFL if he can't change

    Fox Sports "Vontaze Burfict is a tough, physical linebacker who's been voted to the Pro Bowl. But at times his play has crossed the line and been called dirty. He had a big blowup in the Bengals' playoff loss to the Steelers last season, which got him suspended for the first three games this year, and now..." October 21

  • Lewis defends Burfict, says he was fined for his reputation

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is standing by linebacker Vontaze Burfict and told reporters Wednesday he believes Burfict was fined for his history and reputation and not for actually stomping on Patriots running back LeGarette Blount last Sunday. The NFL fined Burfict $75,000 for stomping on..." October 19

  • DeAngelo Williams: Vontaze Burfict is a “danger to the game”

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is no fan of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. On Wednesday, he called out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the decision to fine Burict $75,000 rather than suspend him for an apparent stomp on New England Patriots running back..." October 19

  • Vontaze Burfict fined $75,000 for stomp of LeGarrette Blount

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL hasn’t suspended Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for his antics against the Patriots. But he has been disciplined for one of his two questionable maneuvers. Our own Zac Jackson reports that Burfict has been fined $75,000 for his stomp of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount...." October 19

  • No suspension imposed on Vontaze Burfict

    Pro Football Talk "Tuesday has come and gone without the NFL suspending Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a pair of questionable hits on Sunday at New England. This means, as a practical matter, that he won’t be suspended this week. Suspensions typically are imposed on a Monday. League procedures require..." October 19

  • Marvin Lewis: No suspension expected for Burfict

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After a day where Vontaze Burfict thrust into the national news cycle following a low hit to the knees of New England's Martellus Bennett, Marvin Lewis wasted little time stating his opinion on the controversial play and status of his starting linebacker. National reports stated Burfict could..." October 18

  • NFL reportedly investigating Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for controversial hit vs. Patriots

    Fox Sports "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a long history of being a borderline dirty player. He was suspended three games to start this season for his vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown in last year’s postseason game against the Steelers, but it seems he hasn’t learned. On..." October 17

  • Vontaze Burfict's game might be too nasty for the new NFL. But he's not changing

    Bleacher Report "The path to NFL redemption is simple. Just follow the script. Stand at your locker in a state of shame. Apologize. Plead for forgiveness. Thank the almighty Roger Goodell for granting you a second chance. Promise to change your ways. Then, yes, change. Skip any of these steps, and the NFL..." October 12

  • Vontaze Burfict: I think I did alright in return

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said before Thursday’s win over the Dolphins that linebacker Vontze Burfict “raises the level” of the team’s defense as part of a discussion of Burfict being thrown back into the lineup at the end of his three-game suspension. Thursday night was a very good one for..." September 30