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
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
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
Source: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s 3-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Derrick Brooks.
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
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
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
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
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
Adam Jones on Dan Patrick: Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking it.
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
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
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is facing suspension for his hit on Antonio Brown during Saturday night's wild-card game, per source.
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
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
ESPN "Given the intense way he plays, Vontaze Burfict believes NFL referees have put a target on his back. He thinks anything he does from here on out -- no matter how seemingly minute -- will be under the refs' microscope. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker said Monday after his team's 20-17 overtime..." December 29
CBS Sports "One of the biggest plays of overtime during Denver's 20-17 win over Cincinnati on Monday came just five plays into the extra period. The Broncos had the ball on their own 33-yard line and were facing a second-and-9 when Brock Osweiler found tight end Virgil Green open in the flat for an 8-yard..." December 29
ESPN "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will not be fined by the NFL for his controversial hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, his agent Audie Attar told ESPN on Wednesday. According to Attar, the league saw what Burfict had been alleging: that he was pushed into the..." December 17
As it turns out, NFL fined Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict today for hit on Ben Roethlisberger, per agent Audie Attar. Burfict appealing fine.
CBS Sports "The rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers is starting to get more heated off the field than it is on the field. After Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell went down with a season-ending MCL injury in the Bengals' 16-10 win Sunday, there was at least one Steelers player who said he thought the..." November 03
Pro Football Talk "On the same day the Steelers are getting back Ben Roethlisberger from a knee injury, the Bengals are getting back Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals have announced the Burfict has been added to the active roster from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The team’s leading tackle in 2012..." October 31
A source indicates it's possible Vontaze Burfict plays some this weekend, but it will be a game-time decision the #Bengals coaches make.
Cincy Jungle "The biggest question mark for the Bengals’ defense as we head into training camp will be the health and status of Vontaze Burfict. After leading the team in tackles in 2012 and 2013, Burfict was lost in 2014 to a knee injury, after missing multiple games and parts of games due to concussion and..." July 20
NFL.com "Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict will spend his offseason recovering from one of the NFL's most dreaded procedures: Microfracture surgery. But according to the surgeon who performed the operation to correct cartilage damage on the side of his knee, it's very much in the realm of..." January 26
Cincy Jungle "In Vontaze Burfict's place, the Bengals activated rookie QB AJ McCarron of Alabama to the roster from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. The Cincinnati Bengals have ended the season of linebacker Vontaze Burfict by placing him on the Reserve/Injured list. Burfict, the Bengals’ leading..." December 09
Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss his fourth-straight game this weekend when the Bengals head to Houston to play the Texans. Burfict underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the team found "something floating in his knee" following Cincinnati's 27-24 win over the..." November 21
Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on Wednesday faintly praised Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for not hitting him as hard as he could while Smith stood prone with a possible concussion after an interception on Sunday, but not before echoing the widely-held NFL sentiment that Burfict..." October 30
Marvin Lewis says that Vontaze Burfict will be out the next two weeks. Had an arthroscopic scope to left knew this morning #Bengals
Cincinnati Enquirer "Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther sounded frustrated on Wednesday as he talked about how he has implored linebacker Vontaze Burfict to tackle with his head up to avoid continually hurting himself. Burfict was knocked out of Sunday's game at Indianapolis late in the first quarter due..." October 23
Yahoo! Sports "The NFL sent a message that Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's act of twisting an opponent's ankle after a tackle will not be tolerated. Burfict was fined $25,000 for twisting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's ankle after a touchdown, and then doing the same thing to..." October 15
Pro Football Talk "It took awhile, but it’s finally official. The Bengals have announced that linebacker Vontaze Burfict has signed a new deal. It puts him under contract through 2017. Burfict, the NFL’s leading tackler in 2013, was eligible for a new deal because he wasn’t drafted. It’s a strange donut hole..." August 28
Cincinnati Enquirer "Veteran cornerback Terence Newman had more to say on Tuesday about linebacker Vontaze Burfict's contract status than Burfict did when Burfict took questions from the media for the first time since it was reported nationally last Wednesday that he and the Bengals had agreed to a contract..." August 27
Pro Football Talk "With Andy Dalton taken care of, the Bengals are moving on to other business. The next in line is weakside linebacker, who has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter says it’s a four-year, $20 million deal, with $7.6 million this..." August 20
Fox Sports "Representatives for Vontaze Burfict met with members of the Cincinnati Bengals' front office this week, as the sides have made progress toward a long-term extension for the Pro Bowl linebacker, sources told FOX Sports. As of now, no agreement is in place but the gulf that once existed in talks..." May 16
Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have exercised the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green, and now it's time for the next order of business. The Bengals will now look to re-sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a manageable deal that ensures he remains the team's starting QB for the foreseeable..." April 22