Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict discovered himself again in scorching water on the sphere Sunday when he was ejected from the group’s loss to the Titans for making contact with an official.
PFT reported afterward Sunday that the league would contemplate suspending Burfict, who has twice served three-game suspensions for violating the league’s participant security guidelines. The motion and context of Sunday’s ejection in addition to Burfict’s historical past of infractions had been to be concerned within the decision-making course of.
The motion consisted of Burfict pushing an official’s hand away from him whereas the official was holding Burfict and Titans gamers away from one another throughout some post-play jawing. While there was contact, it wasn’t excessive and Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media each reported on Monday that Burfict won’t be suspended consequently.
Burfict will probably be topic to a wonderful if the league feels one is warranted for his conduct on that play or for an pointless roughness penalty he picked up shortly earlier than his ejection.