Vontaze Burfict RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Vontaze Burfict back with Bengals on roster exemption

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Vontaze Burfict has returned to the Cincinnati Bengals on a roster exemption that can last until Thursday, and the Pro Bowl linebacker wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things at Paul Brown Stadium. George Iloka said Burfict was just getting out of the weight room when he arrived..." September 27

  • Vontaze Burfict has plans for how he’ll spend his suspension

    Yardbarker "Vontaze Burfict will sit out the Cincinnati Bengals’ first three games of the 2016 NFL season for repeated violations of player safety rules. “Of course you want to be out there, but these are the cards that I was dealt,” Burfict said in the locker room Thursday night after the Bengals’..." September 03

  • Bengals' Burfict cleared to practice

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been cleared to practice, the club announced Thursday. Burfict, who's suspended for the first three games of the season, was placed on the active/non-football injury list last week." August 04

  • Bengals' Lewis won't play 'too valuable' Burfict in preseason

    Cincy Jungle "For the second straight year, the Bengals enter training camp with Vontaze Burfict set to miss time. Last year, it was recovery from microfracture surgery that kept him out of camp, four preseason games and six regular-season contests. It's not quite as bad this year as Burfict isn't dealing..." July 27

  • Vontaze Burfict vs Steelers tabbed as best NFL rivalry

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals and Steelers feature one of the NFL's best rivalry right now. There's no doubt about that. Though the battles have been heated throughout the past decade, they've reached new levels in recent years. Some would point to Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict as being a big reason why. I..." July 07