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01/12/16 - LB Vontaze Burfict received a three-game suspension from the NFL on Monday for his hit to the head of Steelers WR Antonio Brown on Saturday.
According to the NFL's statement, Burfict was suspended for being a repeat offender of "violations of safety-related playing rules." Multiple reports state Burfict plans to appeal the suspension.
Burfict was fined nearly $70,000 for three separate incidents when the Steelers and Bengals met in December, accounting for about half of the nearly $140,000 in fines levied to players on both teams. He also was fined $50,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore TE Maxx Williams on Jan. 3.
In 2014, he was fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Panthers QB Cam Newton.
12/29/15 - LB Vontaze Burfict was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit out of bounds against Denver TE Virgil Green. The penalty aided the Broncos in their drive toward a field goal in overtime. Green appeared to still be struggling for yardage when he was hit by Burfict, though he was out of bounds when the final shove came. "He's trying to tackle a guy and they are struggling," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "A lot of those things don't get called and they let it go."
12/29/15 - LB Vontaze Burfict's reputation is well-earned, but now Burfict believes it's being used against him.
During the overtime period of Monday night's 20-17 loss to the Denver Broncos, Burfict was flagged for unnecessary roughness on tight end Virgil Green.
After Green hauled in an 8-yard completion on the sideline, Burfict attempted to strip the ball from Green before shoving him further out of bounds.
The 15-yard penalty was a key play on the drive that set up Brandon McManus' 37-yard field goal that proved to be the game-winner.
"He's trying to tackle the guy who's still struggling," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. "He's pushing, (Burfict) is pushing back. I don't think (Burfict) does anything that doesn't happen on the sideline all the time."
According to an ESPN report, Burfict was fined nearly $70,000 for three separate plays during a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 13 including roughing the passer, facemask and unnecessary roughness.
In 2014, Burfict was fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton.
Burfict now believes officials are seeking out jersey No. 55.
"Once the dude flopped, the ref looked at me and seen it was my number and then threw the flag," Burfict told reporters Monday. "I can't control that, just keep playing football. The refs, obviously they have it out for me. He looked at my number and then threw it."
12/04/15 - LB Vontaze Burfict, who returned at mid-season after offseason knee surgery, did not practice on Thursday. He was not listed on the injury report this week and the reason for his absence from practice was not immediately available.
11/18/15 - LB Vontaze Burfict was active for Monday's game after being limited in practice after reinjuring his left knee, which had him on reserve/physically unable to perform begin the season. He had seven tackles including one for loss.