Before the Bengals and Steelers kicked off Sunday, linebacker Vontaze Burfict emerged from the tunnel saying, "They ain't gonna like me today!" From there, the teams headed out to midfield for the coin flip, after which Burfict refused to shake hands with the Steelers' captains, according to SN's Alex Marvez. The players he snubbed were Roosevelt Nix, Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Heyward. That ended up not being Burfict's only encounter with Nix in the game. On the second play, Burfict kicked Nix in the head. The referee arrived immediately after the incident but did not throw a penalty flag.
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Sporting News | Oct 22