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Burfict won’t talk about his contract

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A week after it was reported that the Bengals and linebacker Vontaze Burfict had reached a deal on a new contract, he remains unsigned. And he remains unwilling to talk about it.

Burfict was asked about his contract situation and said, “No comment,” according to Cincinnati.com.

The subject is apparently a topic of conversation in the Bengals’ locker room, however. Bengals cornerback Terence Newman piped up to reporters with a line from Rounders.

“Just like the line in that movie, pay that man his money,” Newman said.

The situation with Burfict is strange: A week ago the reports said the contract had been agreed upon, and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has said he expects Burfict to sign. Until the contract is signed, however, everything else is just talk. And Burfict won’t talk.

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22 Responses to “Burfict won’t talk about his contract”
  1. cherubrock11 says: Aug 27, 2014 6:17 AM

    I bet he/his agent backtracked on their agreement after hearing the near unanimous agreement that the contract was a steal for the Bengals

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 27, 2014 6:28 AM

    Rounders.

  3. eljefedelmundo says: Aug 27, 2014 6:50 AM

    Burfection is difficult to attain.

  4. rutchaser says: Aug 27, 2014 7:05 AM

    Then his agent is an idiot for announcing a deal has been made. I hope Mike Brown and his beautiful daughter don’t screw this up. Yes, Katie is smoking! Haha

  5. joetoronto says: Aug 27, 2014 7:23 AM

    Mike Brown put a clause in the contract, saying it was to be paid in peso’s.

  6. chucknorrissinspiration says: Aug 27, 2014 7:32 AM

    Sounds like more of that “offsetting language” stuff(whatever the hell that means) to me.

  7. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 27, 2014 8:12 AM

    Clown, that’s your cue.

  8. azubuike24 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:18 AM

    There’s something going on here. I think everyone saw the figures and thought it was a bit low.

  9. kehav1 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:22 AM

    knew it, next he will fire his agent and get a new one for a new contract…he has outplayed all expectations and more…he warrants a better deal but then again he was undrafted because of his attitude and work ethic…

  10. shutdownpix6 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:24 AM

    He’s still a RFA at the end of the year anyways. He ain’t leaving the Bengals anytime soon. PAY DA MAN

  11. 1952vikefan says: Aug 27, 2014 8:25 AM

    he wants to play for Zimmer

  12. 700levelvet says: Aug 27, 2014 8:27 AM

    He needs to learn how to tie his shoes first… Then he will sign the deal.

  13. mrbigass says: Aug 27, 2014 8:32 AM

    Buyers remorse…..

  14. jm91rs says: Aug 27, 2014 8:34 AM

    Marvin says he thought the deal was done because Burfict’s agent is the one that told the media it was done. I’m guessing someone got in Burfict’s hear saying it should have been for more money or years.

  15. andreboy1 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:44 AM

    Remember when he went undrafted and all of you guys ripped him like he was the scum of the Earth?

    Yeah

  16. wryly1 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:45 AM

    Every heard of anyone boasting proudly about a contract they got from Mike Brown? Heck, even Dalton’s deal is a lot of smoke and mirrors.

  17. bengalsucker says: Aug 27, 2014 9:06 AM

    Agent shouldn’t have said they had an agreement. Burfict should fire his agent after this one. He screwed him big time. I guess they saw the public saying how great of a deal the Bengals got. But Burfict wasn’t going to be hurting. He was going to be paid well and his contract would be up while he’s still young and he’d get another huge contract then as well. So it fits for both sides. I guess Burfict would rather make a base of 600k this year. To each his own I guess.

  18. chrisk61 says: Aug 27, 2014 10:21 AM

    what was it, $5 mil per yr ?

    he is arguably one of top LBs in league. despite his coming into NFL under dubious circumstances, he has proven his worth, so his past shouldn’t penalize him.

    is there trouble brewin’ in cincy ?

  19. skins26portis says: Aug 27, 2014 11:02 AM

    From undrafted rookie to leading the NFL in tackles, now it’s time to get paid. My question is when he gets the big money will he change his attitude? Will the money bring out the person that caused him to go undrafted and become a problem on the Bengals. Let’s see how this plays . Go Redskins.

  20. jmc8888 says: Aug 27, 2014 12:02 PM

    The guy IS strange. He’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

    I’m glad he had turned it around, at least so far, but this right here showcases he still does crazy stuff, and his thinking is off.

    At ASU he would sometimes make the big play on 1st down, and then do 2-3 penalties in a row. Really dumb stuff. He really let his team down so many times. By the end of his career there he was shell shocked and had regressed to the point where you wondered if he’d even start in high school. No kidding, he really regressed that far. He was a back pedaling linebacker, even while attempting to tackle.

    You were sure he was either going to flame out, and may even find him on the news after being found dead. This was the poster child of head cases.

    Blamed the coaches for his problems and then threw them under the bus when they finally, after three years of his insane crap, they benched him. Dennis Erickson made a lot of bad moves, but VB’s craziness and inopportune penalties lost multiple games for multiple seasons, and was probably a huge contribution to Erickson being fired. VB was a cancer, even if he was supposedly a ‘good guy’. But he blamed everyone else, and then decided to ‘go pro’ to punish Erickson for finally benching him, something he should of done years earlier and about a dozen times.

    He then proceeds to get fat, slower, and tests positive for pot at the combine. In the interviews, once again, he threw Erickson under the bus.

    All the above, and more, is why he wasn’t drafted, and he shouldn’t of been. Guy was making the case for the biggest flame out in history. Made Ryan Leaf look like Tom Brady.

    Even punched out a freshman receiver in a locker room that was much, much smaller.

    If you don’t know the story of Vontaze Burfict at ASU, you should. As crazy as crazy can be.

    Thankfully he so far has mostly turned it around. He’s had a couple of dumb penalties, but those were every game or every other game at ASU.

    But he still is crazy, as evidenced by not signing the contract yet.

    He should sign it. No one is going to give him a 100 million dollar contract. He still is crazy. He still can flip that switch back. He’s getting paid before anyone else in his draft, BY FAR.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 27, 2014 1:37 PM

    No comment.

  22. bonniebengal says: Aug 27, 2014 3:28 PM

    He signed today. It was announced on the Bengals front page.

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