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