Reports: Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended

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Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict found himself back in hot water on the field Sunday when he was ejected from the team’s loss to the Titans for making contact with an official.

PFT reported later on Sunday that the league would consider suspending Burfict, who has twice served three-game suspensions for violating the league’s player safety rules. The action and context of Sunday’s ejection as well as Burfict’s history of infractions were to be involved in the decision-making process.

The action consisted of Burfict pushing an official’s hand away from him while the official was keeping Burfict and Titans players away from each other during some post-play jawing. While there was contact, it wasn’t over the top and Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media both reported on Monday that Burfict will not be suspended as a result.

Burfict will be subject to a fine if the league feels one is warranted for his behavior on that play or for an unnecessary roughness penalty he picked up shortly before his ejection.

34 responses to “Reports: Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended

  1. He has done some stupid things, but this was not one of them. The unnecessary roughness call was BS to begin with, and the just brushed the refs hand off of his shoulder. All of it was pretty petty and would have never happened to another player not named Vontaze Burfict.

  2. That is unfortunate. In the video, you can clearly see him stepping on the O-lineman’s arm when he is on the ground, which is why the Titans player pushed him (a little) and Burfict reacted like a dummy and proceeded to touch the ref. This guy has emotions of a teenage girl. He simply can’t control them.

  3. Fascinating watching Mike Brown tell Goodell what to do. Absolutely unreal watching some teams get special treatment.

    If this guy was on the Pats, there is absolutley no question he’d be suspended.

  4. Of course not. Because if they suspend him, the NFL is losing a guaranteed fine the next game. The more he’s on the field the more they make money off him. Regardless of what he does and who he hurts. It’s pathetic

  5. greglloydrules says:
    November 13, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Of course not. Because if they suspend him, the NFL is losing a guaranteed fine the next game. The more he’s on the field the more they make money off him.
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    Per the CBA all NFL fine money is divided between the league’s and NFLPA’s player assistance funds.

  6. Watch the video, it’s a total joke. I was expecting another classic Vontaze scum move, but you can almost tell the ref was waiting/planning for it. Players can’t make contact with officials. How about making it the other way around as well?

  7. I dont care if it is pushing an official hard or pushing his hand away. Rule states you will not touch the official. He should be suspended again. Another one of Goodells picking and choosing how he does things

  8. Won’t be suspended…..YET….it’s early. He does not know any better and he has no coaching staff to teach him. So it is inevitable that the out of control dirtiest player in football will continue his filthy ways.

  9. nhpats says:
    November 13, 2017 at 11:29 am
    Burfict won’t be suspended. Instead, Goodell has decided to add two more games to Elliott’s suspension

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    LOL!

    Also, Brady will get suspended and the Pats will get 2 more draft picks stolen.

    Gotta keep that parity alive to get teams sold overseas!

  10. Burfict has done plenty to warrant suspensions in his career, but this one is an easy no-call. The referee almost jumped in front of him hoping to get touched. And when Burfict just tried to shoo him aside he was insanely quick to grab that flag. He’ll get a fine but no suspension is justified.

  11. While there was contact, it wasn’t over the top
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    This is why there is a discipline problem. People look for a reason to excuse behavior.

    ANY intentional contact with an official IS over the top and should spark some form of discipline. In Burfict’s case, he has repeatedly done things draw attention/fines/suspensions. Like with some of Suh’s incidents, some of Burfict’s are based on a well-earned reputation. What Burfict has failed to do is alter his behavior in any way. THAT is why he should be suspended for a lengthy stretch of games. Attitudes like the one shown in this article actually encourages players towards the line and guys like Burfict lose sight of that line and get in trouble. What would it take for some people to see there is a problem? Do you need to actually see an official attacked by one of these guys before you can say he needs to be done? At that point, you would also be saying the league should have done something earlier.

  12. Leave it to a Patriot troll to put words in Suh’s mouth..loser.

    I dislike Burfict as much as anyone feeling there is no place for his actions in the game, but come on this is a set up.

  13. He did nothing wrong, absolutely nothing wrong. Why don’t you watch the actual footage before you continue to bash him on this bs!

  14. tylawspick6 says:

    November 13, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Fascinating watching Mike Brown tell Goodell what to do. Absolutely unreal watching some teams get special treatment.

    If this guy was on the Pats, there is absolutley no question he’d be suspended.
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    You must be out of your mind if you think the Bengals get special treatment from the NFL. Clearly you don’t watch them playing the Steelers and see them getting the royal screw-job from the refs.

    Brown is usually the guy who votes against what the rest of the league wants. Sometimes Ralph Wilson would join him so the vote would be 30-2 or something like that.

  15. Whatever goes on between the refs and Burfict is his doing. If he honestly feels its gotten to them gunning for him then he needs to get extra smart and careful. Its no different from guys the local police have learned through experience are a problem that bears extra attention. In any of those cases the problem started with the guy being a problem and it can only be ended by him too.

    Also a side note…this has nothing to do with the Patriots. Gee whiz guys there ARE other teams to think about.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    November 13, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Fascinating watching Mike Brown tell Goodell what to do. Absolutely unreal watching some teams get special treatment.

    If this guy was on the Pats, there is absolutley no question he’d be suspended.
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    Pats fans have become the football version of Alex Jones

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