Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict‘s latest brush with the on-field law may or may not result in a suspension. But his coach isn’t thrilled with the actions which led to Burfict’s first career ejection. Burfict didn’t talk to reporters after the game, but Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he’s talked to Burfict about such outbursts. “He has to understand. I’ve pointed it out in those situations,” Lewis said, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website. “Sometimes what happens, you push back and it’s the official. You can’t do that. He knows better. We pay a price, we pay a price because he hurts us when it’s on the field that way, and then he’s not on the field, so both ways.” The ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct came two plays after he was flagged for unnecessary roughness, after hitting running back DeMarco Murray out of bounds. Burfict’s contact there wasn’t egregious (by his standards), but his track record means he gets a closer look from officials.
Marvin Lewis on Vontaze Burfict: “He has to understand”
Pro Football Talk | Nov 13