Vontaze Burfict steps on LeGarrette Blount (Video)
The NFL will have another reason to examine the play of Vontaze Burfict in Cincinnati’s game against New England on Sunday.
In addition to committing a low hit against Pats tight end Martellus Bennett, another dirty play by Burfict is being examined. In this one, the Bengals linebacker was seen stepping on LeGarrette Blount after a touchdown:
Video: From coaches film (courtesy NFL), watch Vontaze Burfict (55) deliberately step on Blount's leg after TD. pic.twitter.com/wtTPqy3XHP
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 17, 2016
Burfict has long been viewed as a dirty player, and this is exactly why. The man seems to deliberately inflict pain on his opponents beyond what is reasonable for plays on the field. Here’s a look at his hit on Bennett, for which he apologized.