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Bengals' Vontaze Burfict fined $112,000 for hits vs. Steelers

| Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict reacts in the first half against the Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict reacts in the first half against the Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Cincinnati.

NEW YORK — The NFL fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on 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 and was suspended for four games to begin this season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhances.

Burfict was fined for a helmet hit to Brown. Burfict 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.

There were calls for Burfict to be suspended as a repeat offender, but instead he was handed his biggest one-time fines.

Also fined:

• Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd, $30,080 for two incidents: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness and $20,054 for a hit on QB Brock Osweiler.

• Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon, $26,739 for unnecessary roughness.

• Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald $26,739 for unnecessary roughness.

• Broncos safety Darian Stewart, $26,739 for a horse-collar tackle.

• Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett, $20,054 for a hit on quarterback Eli Manning.

• Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

• Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

• Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

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

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