Vontaze Burfict not fined for contact with official

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We knew earlier in the week Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was not going to be suspended for making contact with an official last week.

But according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, he wasn’t even fined for the move.

The contact in question didn’t reach the level of the Marshawn Lynch pushing an official, which drew a one-game ban, and since Burfict was ejected last week, he already missed some time for his actions.

The minimum fine for contact with an official is $30,387, so it’s interesting that Burfict was not penalized. 

He contends that officials are disrespectful to him, though he knows he’s wearing a target because of his reputuation (which has been hard-earned over the years).

5 responses to “Vontaze Burfict not fined for contact with official

  1. Not a Bengals fan and certainly not a Burfict defender but we see worse out of players being separated during scrums on pretty much a weekly basis. His ejection was more than that deserved. Fining him would only initiate an embarrassing appeal where his representatives could play those other incidents that went unpunished in a video that that could past for quite a while.

  2. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    November 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Not a Bengals fan and certainly not a Burfict defender but we see worse out of players being separated during scrums on pretty much a weekly basis. His ejection was more than that deserved. Fining him would only initiate an embarrassing appeal where his representatives could play those other incidents that went unpunished in a video that that could past for quite a while.

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    There has been so little rhyme or reason to NFL discipline these days that no matter which way this went someone would be able to pull out clips that contradict it.

  3. Not a Bengals fan and certainly not a Burfict defender but we see worse out of players being separated during scrums on pretty much a weekly basis. His ejection was more than that deserved. Fining him would only initiate an embarrassing appeal where his representatives could play those other incidents that went unpunished in a video that that could past for quite a while.

    Everyone knows Charles Emerson Winchester is an annoying Patriot sage só no need to say anything.

    I hate Burfict and think he will end up hurting someone seriously, but he didn’t need a fine or suspension for this. Don’t worry he will lose it again soon.

  4. Someone needs to take this guy out for his career and I’m sure the fine levied will be paid for by all players not on the Bungles team.

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