Sep 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict fined for low blow


The Cincinnati Bengals have been fined quite a bit this week for infractions that occurred during Sunday’s miraculous 34-30 win over the Green Bay Packers.

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.

 

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  • LTFUZZ

    By looking at the Number of Felons the Team normally carries, or has carried, it is obvious the Cincinnati Been-Gals are not required to follow rules, or be Good Citizens, that respect the Law.