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.