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DeAngelo Williams: Vontaze Burfict is a “danger to the game”

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 13:  Vontaze Burfict #55 of the Cincinnati Bengals pursues DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Getty Images

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that he doesn’t think linebacker Vontaze Burfict did anything to deserve the $75,000 fine handed down by the league for his actions in last Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Burfict has been suspended for three games and fined several times for violations of player safety rules, which Lewis said he thought was the reason for the fine as opposed to Burfict intentionally stomping on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount. Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has a different view from Lewis and believes that the league dropped the ball by stopping at a fine.

Williams then replied to a Twitter user who parroted Lewis’ opinion that Burfict was fined because of his past actions as opposed to his present one by calling Burfict a “danger to the game.” It’s not the first time that Williams has shared a negative opinion of Burfict on social media, although it remains to be seen if Burfict will be responding in kind this time around.

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26 Responses to “DeAngelo Williams: Vontaze Burfict is a “danger to the game””
  1. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 19, 2016 5:20 PM

    The NFL bangs the player safety drum as an excuse to make changes that have to do with parity and higher scores for fantasy players.

    In reality they have proven over and over again they actually care zero about player safety unless its something they could be sued for.

  2. holeinone09 says: Oct 19, 2016 5:22 PM

    Williams speaks the truth.

  3. easyeintennessee says: Oct 19, 2016 5:30 PM

    Good grief, NFL did you a favor and kept him out the first game. Enough with the crying, you’re an NFL running back and sound like a whiney 13 year old girl.

    Steelers sure have come a long way from being one of the NFLs toughest teams. They wrote the book on dirty and now theyre just twitter tough.

    Unless maybe he was referring to Mike Mitchell….

  4. iknowurider72 says: Oct 19, 2016 5:31 PM

    No Steelers should say a word about Burfict. The Steelers have been the dirtiest team in the NFL for 20 years.

  5. nbooat says: Oct 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    If the Bengals cut Burfict today, every team in the league would try to get him on their roster. You praise players for big hits and being aggressive on your team, but then criticize players on other teams as being dirty when they do the same thing. Steelers players have a legacy of dirty players, but they just brag about how tough they are. Burfict is a Bengal that has stooped down to their level (and they are scared to death).

  6. scoobyscraps says: Oct 19, 2016 5:50 PM

    This league and a bunch of the fans are becoming too soft for me.

    Back in the 70’s and 80’s, many players were just as dirty. They not only were glorified for it, they are in the HOF!!

    Quit crying. Jeesh!

  7. icecake12 says: Oct 19, 2016 5:51 PM

    vontaze is coming for him.

  8. parilli15 says: Oct 19, 2016 6:05 PM

    Burfict brings to mind Jack Tatum, a notorious 1970s self-styled “assassin” who one day left a talented receiver named Darryl Stingley paralized for life with a late hit in the head after a way-incomplete pass. In a meaningless preseason game no less. When Tatum died a few years ago from complications brought on by diabetes, reporters had a hard time finding any former players with anything nice or sympathetic to say about Tatum. Such a fate probably awaits Burfict. Let’s just hope there’s no Stingley-like victim ever associated with Burfict’s name.

  9. fifel1144 says: Oct 19, 2016 6:10 PM

    icecake12 says:
    Oct 19, 2016 5:51 PM
    vontaze is coming for him.

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    Vontaze is coming for any knee he can.

    There I fixed it for you.

    Vontaze would be a perfect fit on the Rams.

  10. conciselogic says: Oct 19, 2016 6:25 PM

    Steelers were the first team to feel the affects of jerk goodells new regime. All they want is anuniform enforcement. If he gets a pass count on the Steelers going for AJ’s knees on every play. Who cares about fines!

  11. connfyoozed says: Oct 19, 2016 6:31 PM

    “No Steelers should say a word about Burfict. The Steelers have been the dirtiest team in the NFL for 20 years.”

    There hasn’t been a Steeler for at least 30 years who has been as dirty in his entire career as Burfict is dirty during any particular season. There is absolutely no question about this.

    Burfict is, easily, the dirtiest player this decade not named Ndamukong Suh.

  12. dapros says: Oct 19, 2016 7:02 PM

    This player thinks his job is to intentionally injure opposition players. He has demonstrated this repeatedly. Why is he not suspended when he continues to do this? He is a menace.

  13. bengalsfan2079 says: Oct 19, 2016 7:22 PM

    I’m getting tired of his antics but he can play therefore he won’t be cut. He’s dirty we’ve all seen it but we all know the Steelers are perfect little saints who’ve never done anything dirty.

  14. jackericsson says: Oct 19, 2016 7:23 PM

    Burfict has lost the benefit of the doubt. The video doesn’t lie. There is only one reason to lunge at the back of someone’s leg like that- to cause injury. Everyone- except a few idiot bungles nuts- knows what Burfict is doing. He did it before- in college through last year. He did it last Sunday. He will do it again because a fine won’t get his attention. What’s it going to take for another suspension? Another career threatening cheap shot? It’s coming.

  15. TheDPR says: Oct 19, 2016 7:45 PM

    If the fines keep escalating then why don’t the suspensions? The last one was 3 games. This pair of violations should have resulted in both more money AND more than 3 games. #integrity

  16. bengalsfreedom says: Oct 19, 2016 7:53 PM

    Problem with Burfict’s play, no problem with a teammate threatening murder.

    Shameful level of intellect detected.

  17. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Oct 19, 2016 8:13 PM

    Does Williams realize that he plays on the same team as Mike Mitchell? Or that Burfict has never caused a rule change, but Ryan Shazier has?

    Someone’s living in a glass house…

  18. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Oct 19, 2016 8:28 PM

    @TheDPR

    1. Burfict did not stomp on Blount or anyone else. Video evidence exists to support this, which the league should have seen. You can find it too if you are willing to look for it (which I doubt you are).

    2. Burfict moved on Bennett after Brady pump-faked to him. Video posted by Reiss shows this. He apologized to Bennett that day. It lacked grace, but it isn’t clearly malicious the way you and the other TMZers want to believe it is.

    The league understood both of these things, so no suspension.

  19. bmacwillconn says: Oct 19, 2016 9:54 PM

    Disgrace this dirty, cheap shot artist is allowed to continue playing. What is Troy Vincent thinking?

    What about the Bennett cheap shot? That one was way worse then the stomp on Blount. Oh, I guess he apologized afterwards so all is good.

    Get this guy out of the league.

  20. nbooat says: Oct 20, 2016 2:45 AM

    “There hasn’t been a Steeler for at least 30 years who has been as dirty in his entire career as Burfict is dirty during any particular season. There is absolutely no question about this.”
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    Mike Mitchell (dirtiest player in league, headhunts every play), Ryan Clark, Troy Polamolu, James Harrison (short man complex, couldn’t even get on the field in Bengals def), Hines Ward (cut back block specialist), Ryan Shazier, Joey Porter, Casey Hampton, Vince Williams (threatened to murder Burfict), Ike Turner, Antonio Brown (Kick to punters face + multiple unsportsmanlike penalties), Terence Garvin (cheap shot on defenseless punter), Big Ben (repulsive human being), etc…

  21. pinwilly6 says: Oct 20, 2016 7:21 AM

    Burfict has lost the benefit of the doubt. The video doesn’t lie. There is only one reason to lunge at the back of someone’s leg like that- to cause injury. Everyone- except a few idiot bungles nuts- knows what Burfict is doing. He did it before- in college through last year. He did it last Sunday. He will do it again because a fine won’t get his attention. What’s it going to take for another suspension? Another career threatening cheap shot? It’s coming.
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    Why was there no investigation when blount tried to rip gauge william eyes earlier in the game

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 20, 2016 8:42 AM

    What is sad here is the support Burfict gets from what appears to be reasonably intelligent fans, but because he is good for his team they over look his abhorrent behavior on the field. To try and lessen the impact of this behavior they try to cite the actions of another teams player which does not address Burficts actions. Burfict has been suspended and his list of fines is approaching ten fingers full. It is just a matter of time before he maims someone , but before that happens his knees and those of his team mates are now open season. Bungirls being Bungirls…..

  23. joemisz says: Oct 20, 2016 9:53 AM

    Burfict belongs in a Zoo behind bars.

  24. johnc44 says: Oct 20, 2016 11:11 AM

    Williams and the lynch mob need to go to cincyjungle.com and look at the CLEAR video showing that not only did he NOT stomp on Blount but the motion that looked like a stomp was him avoiding a leg (like the step you take when a dog is under your foot) and his foot clearly lands on the ground not a leg. The replay with Bennett is being made to look like it was away from the play when in fact Brady pump faked to him and threw to a receiver behind him where Bennett reached up for the ball thinking it was to him and Burfict bought it. These are things that have been in football forever and nobody noticed or cared until the concussion lawsuits and fake concerns from the NFL and their media so now your all acting like it`s criminal behavior. Your a bunch of sheep!
    A bunch of hypocrites saying Bengal fans are blindly supporting Burfict when the fact is there is a middle ground between giving someone the benefit of the doubt and falsely accusing them.

  25. snake19whodey says: Oct 21, 2016 12:01 AM

    55 knows how to play and win. All of you would LOVE him on your team!!

  26. mojodoa says: Oct 24, 2016 5:08 AM

    parilli15 says:
    Oct 19, 2016 6:05 PM
    Burfict brings to mind Jack Tatum, a notorious 1970s self-styled “assassin” who one day left a talented receiver named Darryl Stingley paralized for life with a late hit in the head after a way-incomplete pass. In a meaningless preseason game no less. When Tatum died a few years ago from complications brought on by diabetes, reporters had a hard time finding any former players with anything nice or sympathetic to say about Tatum. Such a fate probably awaits Burfict. Let’s just hope there’s no Stingley-like victim ever associated with Burfict’s name.

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    Don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.

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