Officials have provoked Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict no less than thrice previously month, in line with a teammate who got here to Burfict’s protection Monday.
There might come a time when the league may have no alternative however to throw the e book on the Bengals linebacker, however Monday was not it.
The Bengals participant stated he has heard officers cursing at Burfict on a number of events, and there may be video that exhibits officers coming into contact with the linebacker thrice previously 4 video games.
An NFL spokesman denied these prices Monday, saying it isn’t uncommon for officers to come back into contact with gamers and that there was nothing uncommon involving officers’ interactions with Burfict.
But over the previous month, in line with a supply near Burfict, the Bengals linebacker has grown more and more upset with officers’ remedy of him and feels he’s being singled out by officers.
Burfict has complained to Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, a member of the league’s competitors committee, however these complaints haven’t been delivered to the league workplace, an NFL spokesman stated Monday.
Officials made contact with Burfict in an Oct. 22 recreation towards the Pittsburgh Steelers, once more in a Nov. 5 recreation towards the Jacksonville Jaguars after which in Sunday’s recreation towards the Tennessee Titans, throughout which Burfict was ejected for the primary time in his profession.
In the second quarter of the Bengals’ 24-20 loss to Tennessee, Burfict was concerned in a shoving match with a Titans offensive lineman. Down decide Jeff Bergman had a hand out to carry Burfict again throughout the altercation, and Burfict knocked his hand away.
The league doesn’t plan to droop Burfict for making contact with Bergman, a supply confirmed to ESPN.