Burfict was involved in another potentially dirty play during the Bengals’ Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the play in question, Burfict appeared to lower his elbow into Antonio Brown’s helmet.
Burfict throwing an elbow into AB's head, because of course! pic.twitter.com/182OzqxE62
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) October 14, 2018
Following the game, Burfict wasn’t eager to talk to reporters. He avoided giving interviews in the locker room, instead telling media to “get your ass out of our locker room,” according to NBC Sports. Burfict then left the locker room without speaking to anyone.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis avoided questions about the hit as well.
Marvin Lewis pretended not to know about the Burfict hit on Antonio Brown in his postgame news conference. A group of reporters gathered around Burfict's locker after the game. He grabbed his shoes and hustled into the training room. Refused a second request after that happened.
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 14, 2018
Brown also didn’t say much about whether he thought Burfict’s hit was a dirty play.
Burfict could face punishment even though he wasn’t flagged on the play. The league reviews tape following each game. If the NFL determines Burfict intentionally tried to hit Brown in the head, he could face a fine or a suspension.
It may not help that Burfict hasn’t kept his intentions about injuring players on the Steelers a secret. He’s liked plenty of tweets about taking out JuJu Smith-Schuster during the offseason.
— john walker iv (@realjohnwalker) October 10, 2018
The Bengals are set to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. It’s unclear whether Burfict will take the field with them after the NFL reviews his tape from Week 6.
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