You wouldn’t know it by watching him play football, but Vontaze Burfict actually has a brain inside his head.
But after seeing what took place at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, you’re justified in being skeptical.
During the second quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals’ game against the Tennessee Titans, Burfict picked up an unnecessary roughness penalty after a late hit on Titans running back DeMarco Murray. On the very next play, Burfict was among a slew of Bengals who tackled a scrambling Marcus Mariota just short of the goal line. Apparently still upset about the penalty on the previous play, Burfict made contact with an official and was promptly ejected.
Here’s how it all went down:
And here are some better views of the admittedly minor contact:
But wait, there’s more.
While exiting the field, Burfict taunted Titans fans, including flashing the “get money” gesture.
Surprisingly enough, this was Burfict’s first time being ejected from a game in his career. Still, his controversial actions on the field are well-documented, and likely will contribute to the Bengals linebacker being punished to some degree.
Throughout his five-plus years in Cincinnati, Burfict has been fined $303,637 for his on-field shenanigans.
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