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Vontaze Burfict Slapped with $112,000 Fine for Hits Against Steelers

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was fined $10,026 for taunting.

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