Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $25,000 by the league office for two ankle wrenches against the Carolina Panthers -- despite the league not reacting until AFTER tight end Greg Olsen said something. The league will call Burfict to the principals office if he commits another infraction. Burfict is appealing the fine.
We asked Twitter what they thought of the infraction. Anyone that used #BurfictGate is featured here.
The general theme, including the comments here at CJ, was disappointment but without any loyalty lost. Like being disappointed in your best friend for doing something (or someone) he shouldn't have.
There's no excuse for willfully harming another player. We're supposed to be adults. He should have been suspended. #burfictgate— Mike Hudson (@mikehudsonsucks) October 15, 2014
Others are indifferent (saying it happens everywhere, he just got caught) to full-fledged support.
I've seen so much worse happen from much more frequent offenders and Burfict is who they want to scream "ban him" for? Pfft! #burfictgate— Victoria Wells (@CobraGirlAZ) October 15, 2014
It's the standard with those who have committed similar acts.
I think it's in line with what other players have gotten for similar offenses. No real precedent for suspension. #burfictgate— jarid willman (@kazahani) October 15, 2014
Others just had fun... because that's what fun people do.