NFL fines Bengals' Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for hits during Steelers game


The NFL confirmed for WPXI on Saturday that the league is fining Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for hits during last Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game.

>> Read more trending news

The league fined Burfict for several plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in the Week 6 contest.

Those include the play where Burfict appeared to hit Antonio Brown with a forearm in the third quarter.

Another play involved James Conner, where Burfict led with his helmet while hitting Conner.

There was no word on whether Burfict planned to appeal the fines.

He has been suspended previously by the NFL on several occasions for violent hits.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

In rare admission, Trump says he regrets missing Veterans Day services at Arlington
In rare admission, Trump says he regrets missing Veterans Day services at Arlington

In a rare admission of fault, President Donald Trump said on “Fox News Sunday” that he made a mistake and regretted missing the Veterans Day services at Arlington National Cemetery last week. >> Read more trending news    “I should have done that. I was extremely busy on calls for the country. We did a lot of...
Report accuses drug company of raising prices on drug used to revive overdose victims
Report accuses drug company of raising prices on drug used to revive overdose victims

A report released Sunday by Sen. Rob Portman accuses a major drug company of taking advantage of the opioid epidemic to dramatically raise the price of a drug used to revive people who have overdosed on opioids. The report charges the pharmaceutical company Kaleo increased the price of the Naloxone drug EVZIO by more than 600 percent by 2016. The report...
Still no sign of kidnapped North Carolina teen as FBI continues search
Still no sign of kidnapped North Carolina teen as FBI continues search

The FBI and other police agencies are continuing their search to find a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. >> Read more trending news  The FBI said Saturday that agents are conducting searches on foot and using drones as part of the search for Hania Noelia Aguilar. Relatives say the eighth-grader went outside...
Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue 15 people from tilted liftboat
Good Samaritans, Coast Guard rescue 15 people from tilted liftboat

A good Samaritan vessel and the Coast Guard helped rescue 15 people from a tilted liftboat Sunday. >> Read more trending news  The good Samaritan vessel, the Starfleet Guardian, brought six people aboard, while the Coast Guard crew from Station Grand Isle rescued the other nine people, WBRZ reported.  The liftboat reported control...
7 of 10 most stressed states in country are in the South; where do you rank?
7 of 10 most stressed states in country are in the South; where do you rank?

Your commute is too long. Your mortgage or rent is too high. You’re stressed. >> Read more trending news  Welcome to Georgia. A new analysis and ranking by Zippia, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for 2012-2016, puts Georgia as the No. 2 most stressed state in the country. Being...
More Stories