The NFL has fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati’s loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday.
The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner.
Burfict, who has been fined 11 times for more than $315,000 during his seven-year NFL career, was suspended for four games to begin this season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers.
Burfict was fined for a helmet hit to Brown; he previously served a three-game suspension for a hit on Brown during the 2016 playoffs.
His other fine, announced Saturday, came for a high hit on Conner.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in Cincinnati’s Week 6 game against Pittsburgh, including the plays involving the Steelers’ Antonio Brown (11:19 in 3rd quarter) and James Conner (5:17 in 3rd quarter).
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2018
There were calls for Burfict to be suspended as a repeat offender, but instead, he was handed his biggest one-time fine.
Burfict was one of several NFL players fined by the league for actions in games played last week.
Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd was fined $30,080 for two incidents: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness and $20,054 for a hit on QB Brock Osweiler.
Leonard Floyd is clearly auditioning for WWE pic.twitter.com/kC593wo1VB
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 14, 2018
Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon and Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald were each fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness penalties.
Broncos safety Darian Stewart was fined $26,739 for a horse-collar tackle.
Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett was fined $20,054 for a hit on quarterback Eli Manning.
Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay, Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree and Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson each were fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.
Lol Emmanuel Sanders with the most obvious taunting penalty ever…
And he was ruled down at the 1, so Broncos had to go back to the 16 and settled for a field goal. pic.twitter.com/Ao27rhq7gO
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 14, 2018
Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was fined $10,026 for taunting.
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