Vontaze Burfict is well known around the NFL to be a dirty player, most notably for his brutal hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s head in the playoffs. The NFL suspended him for the first three games of the season as punishment. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the end of the questionable play from the Bengals former Pro-Bowl linebacker, as follow the Bengals’ Week 6 games against the New England Patriots, Burfict was fined $75,000 for actions that included, “a low cheap shot on Martellus Bennett and allegedly stomping on LeGarrette Blount’s leg after a touchdown.
However, according to ProFootballTalk, the fine is for his stomp, not hitting Bennett in the knees” as Cameron DaSilva of Fox Sports writes. His recent offense has brought more backlash from people in and around the NFL, including former Ravens all-universe linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis was a guest on Fox Sports’ new show “Undisputed”, and he spoke on Burfict’s actions.
Lewis continued to say that if he were Martellus Bennett, he would have wait met Burfict “in the parking lot.”
Shannon Sharpe agreed with Lewis, believing that the next time Burfict is involved in a non-football play on the field, he should be gone for at least a year, defending his point by saying that nothing has previously gotten Burfict’s attention.
The Ravens don’t play the Bengals until Week 12. Who knows what incident Burfict will be involved with by then.