This has once again been the case as the NFL has levied a $112,000 fine for him after multiple hits that were deemed to be unnecessary roughness against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6, according to ESPN.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $112,000 for multiple plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in Cincinnati's Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This decision by the NFL shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that Burfict had been questioned about the type of hits that he made during last Sunday's game. These were linked to involved wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner during the third quarter of the contest. The hit on Brown saw him lower his shoulder while Brown was already being taken to the ground by a pair of teammates as he hit him on the head that led to the Steelers star wideout having to be temporarily taken out of the game.
This was the second such questionable hit on Brown as he had laid him out during a playoff game that drew a penalty on the field and knocked the Pro Bowler out of the contest and into the concussion protocol due to suffering a concussion that drew a three-game suspension to begin the 2016 season. The second hit on Conner wasn't as egregious but he did make contact with the helmet while leading with his shoulder.
This has only further levied the label of being a dirty player onto Burfict as he has continued to make questionable decisions with his tackles. He is already the most fined player in the league with $415,637 while being fined on 11 different instances and suspended for six games.