Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict fined $21,000 by the NFL

John Grieshop

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined for a personal foul penalty against the New York Jets last week.

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $21,000 by the NFL on Friday for hitting a player with the crown of his helmet last week against the New York Jets (league fines are usually issued the Friday after the game's were played, except for Thursday Night Football).

We believe that the fine was issued on Burfict's hit during the first play in the fourth quarter while the Bengals were enjoying a 42-9 lead. Geno Smith hit Stephen Hill underneath on second and 21 around the Jets 20-yard line. Hill was held up by Adam Jones and Burfict wiped him out.

Burfict_medium

According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati EnquirerBurfict has accumulated $59,875 in fines this year while playing on a 2013 base salary of $480,000 -- or 12.5 percent of his scheduled salary in 2013. The NFL has Burfict with four personal fouls (three unnecessary roughness penalties and a personal foul against the Jets) and a fifth if you're including 15-yard face mask penalties.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker