Vontaze Burfict not fined for hit on DeShone Kizer

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Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict drew a 15-yard penalty in his first game back. He did not, however, earn a fine.

Burfict, who served a three-game suspension for repeated illegal hits, drew a roughing-the-passer penalty on Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer in the fourth quarter Sunday. It negated an interception, though the Browns later turned the ball over on downs.

But the NFL did not find it egregious enough to fine him, according to the Associated Press.

Burfict played 52 of 64 defensive snaps and made six tackles.

14 responses to “Vontaze Burfict not fined for hit on DeShone Kizer

  1. Nor should he be. Burfict has been guilty of some straight up BS in the past but that? By far the weakest “personal foul” I’ve ever seen. It was a hard shove. It’s football. What do you want him to do, cuddle the QB to the ground?

  2. It shouldn’t have been a penalty in the first place, but thanks for keeping your microscope on Vontaze.

  3. The hit in question was a textbook how-to tackle, and shouldn’t have been flagged. If it were any other player it wouldn’t have even been penalized in the game.

  4. Didn’t see the hit but it’s only a matter of time until he really hurts somebody. Just plain malicious. No skill.

  5. No fine, but the microscope stays steady on Burfict and the NFL will have him out of the league at some point. Already wrongfully suspended 3 games for nothing this year. He had 1 personal foul all of last season, but it doesn’t matter. There’s a big bullseye on his back every play.

  6. If you didn’t see the hit, don’t comment. Burfict led with his shoulder, hit Kizer in the chest a second after Kizer released the ball. There was no helmet to helmet contact, no driving the QB into the ground, no real cause for a penalty.

    Say what you want about Burfict, but Shazier is much more likely to scramble someone’s brain permanently. But then, he’s protected by the black and gold.

  7. Burfict needs to begin gathering tape on other LBs in the league. His hit causing his suspension this year was within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage and is done by other LBs on every team multiple times a game. He needs to begin fighting back with the legal system otherwise he will be targeted the rest of his career.

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