Reports: Vontaze Burfict Facing Suspension; Steelers Coaches To Be Fined


January 10, 2016

Those in charge of handling out supplemental discipline will have their hands full with Saturday night’s wild Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals game.

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, whose illegal hit to the head of Antonio Brown helped set up the deciding field goal in an 18-16 Steelers win, is facing a suspension of at least one game, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday.

In addition to Burfict’s forthcoming punishment, two Steelers coaches also reportedly will be hit in the wallets for actions during the AFC Wild Card Game.

Outside linebackers coach Joey Porter will be fined for coming onto the field following Burfict’s hit on Brown, Schefter reported, and offensive line coach Mike Munchak is facing a “significant fine” as a result of his sideline altercation with Bengals safety Reggie Nelson, a league source told Jason La Canfora of

Cameras showed Munchak pulling on Nelson’s dreadlocks during the exchange, which earned Pittsburgh a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

The Steelers, who blew a 15-0 fourth-quarter lead in the game before rallying to win, will visit the top-seeded Denver Broncos next Sunday in the divisional round.

Thumbnail photo via David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict
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