Starting strong safety for hitting a defenseless receiver, the hit that knocked out Packers tight end Jermichael Finley. He received a $15,000 fine from the NFL.
Now, linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $31,000 for two infractions against the Green Bay Packers.
He was fined $21,000 for a hit to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver and $10,000 for hitting an opposing player below the belt.
The hit on the receiver came when Burfict hit James Jones as he was making a catch in the second quarter, and was flagged for unnecessary roughness.
Later in the game, Burflict hit Packers tight end Ryan Taylor with a low blow on an extra point try in the third quarter. Taylor retaliated with a shove, which the officials saw and penalized.
That’s nearly 50k that Bengals players were fined this week, not to mention the $130 in fines Adam Jones paid for his disorderly conduct citation.