Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was already facing potential discipline for a cheap shot at the knee of Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett during Sunday’s game.
The NFL has at least one more play from that game to look at as well.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss tweeted coaches’ video Monday that shows Burfict appearing to stomp on — or at least in the direction of — Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount following Blount’s 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Blount was clearly angry about whatever happened after the play; he got up from the pile and shoved Burfict.
Burfict’s repeated dirty play got him suspended for the first three games of this season. The NFL finally treated him as a multiple offender when handing down that suspension, and Burfict’s history could be weighed when penalties from his actions in New England are handed down.