It isn’t simply the Steelers who assume Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is soiled; former gamers have taken up the trigger too. Donte’ Stallworth, who performed for six groups (thought not the Steelers or Bengals) throughout 11 NFL seasons, tweeted this on Wednesday:
And Joe Thomas, the former Browns left tackle who retired final season and is destined for the Corridor of Fame, took it a step additional, calling for Burfict to be suspended for the rest of the season:
On Sunday, Burfict gave Antonio Brown a forearm shiver to the top that seemed to be intentional.
However the league reportedly has no plans to self-discipline him although he is a repeat offender and, based on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, threatened large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster one play after the hit on Brown.
By the way in which, “repeat offender” would not do justice to only how usually Burfict has run afoul of the foundations. The Bengals linebacker has an extended historical past of questionable play, together with a helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown throughout a 2016 playoff sport in opposition to the Steelers. That performed an element within the league’s choice to droop Burfict for the primary three video games of the 2016 season. He has additionally been accused of soiled hits in opposition to Ravens tight finish Maxx Williams, former Patriots tight finish Martellus Bennett, and former Patriots operating again LeGarrette Blount. There was additionally the soiled hit in opposition to the Chiefs through the 2017 preseason, and accusations by the Steelers final season that he appeared to kick fullback Roosevelt Nix throughout a sport.
And that accounts for just some of the transgressions:
It is unclear why the league reportedly will not take into account suspending Burfict, although Thomas has some ideas on the matter.
The Bengals journey to Kansas Metropolis to play the Chiefs on Sunday.