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Vontaze Burfict shares what really happened with Joey Porter during the playoffs

What did Joey Porter say to Vontaze Burfict after his hit on Antonio Brown? You might not believe it.

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If you haven't watched Josina Anderson of ESPN's interview with Vontaze Burfict, it's a must-see for all Bengals fans. In the eye-opening interview, Burfict goes into detail about the Bengals' Wild Card playoff loss to the Steelers for the first time.

"I wish I could take that hit back, because I probably would have hit him low," Burfict said of his hit on Antonio Brown.

Burfict hasn't spoken to Brown, though he does say if he saw him in person, he'd apologize. But, after Brown called him an idiot, Burfict isn't going out of his way to offer an apology.

One of the most interesting takeaways from the interview was what really happened with Joey Porter following Burfict's hit on Brown.

At this point we know, Porter should not have been on the field, per NFL rules. But, he actually wasn't stirring up controversy when he originally walked over to Burfict following the hit.

"We all know Joey Porter. Joey Porter, all he does is talk. But, it was nothing going on between me and him. But, Adam obviously got a little bit fed up, like, why are you on the field right now talking smack to my teammates. Adam didn't know that he was actually giving me some good words of wisdom. When Joey Porter came on, he was like, man, I actually really respect your game. And at that point, I didn't want to hear that."

At this point in the interview, Anderson interjects saying, "He said that to you? So he [Jones] made a mistake."

"He made a mistake," Burfict said, "but Joey shouldn't have been on the field talking. Adam got my back, 100, 110%, I respect him, because I told him, 'man, he wasn't saying nothing bad like that', one of the refs was looking at Adam and right when Adam like kind of pushed Joey Porter, he was like, 'oh, this is it, he just threw it,'. So I'm like, man, I kind of feel like we were cheated a little bit."