Vontaze Burfict has been fined. Again.
"When he hits [Antonio Brown] and knocks AB and his [own] guy out, that very next play ... he's standing there, points to JuJu and says 'You're next,'" Roethlisberger said Tuesday. "To me that's completely uncalled for and that's where I think I had the biggest issue."
Right tackle Marcus Gilbert also took issue with Burfict's behavior, calling it "pathetic" "sad," and telling reporters "hopefully one of these days [Burfict] grows up."
While Burfict avoided suspension, he might not be so lucky next time. Burfict faces the possibility of a suspension if he commits a similar infraction again, a source informed of the situation told Rapoport.
This is, of course, not the first time Burfict has been disciplined by the league. Since entering the pros in 2012, Burfict has been fined on at least five separate occasions for a total of $293,608 for the following offenses, per Pro Football Reference: twisting the ankles of opposing players; roughing the passer, unnecessary roughness and a face mask penalty; stomping on an opponent's leg; unsportsmanlike conduct; and now two instances of unnecessary roughness again.
Burfict has also been suspended three times to start the season for the last three years for a combined 10 games.
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