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Vontaze Burfict ejected for contact with official

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Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected during the second quarter of Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans after making contact with an official.

Burfict made contact with the official after trying to make a tackle on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected. The penalty came two plays after he was given an unnecessary roughness penalty following a short run by Titans running back DeMarco Murray.

Burfict faces a potential fine and could be suspended based off his past discipline history. Burfict was suspended for the first three games of the 2017 season for a hit he delivered during a preseason game.

Earlier this season, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game for making contact with an official during a game. His appeal of the suspension was ultimately unsuccessful.

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