Controversial Bengals defender Vontaze Burfict ejected for making contact with official, taunts crowd while leaving field

  • Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected on Sunday for making contact with an official.
  • Burfict taunted fans and made a “money” sign while walking off the field.
  • Burfict served a three-game suspension earlier this season for hitting a defenseless player and has reportedly accrued over $US300,000 worth of fines over his career.

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontze Burfict was ejected from a game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday for making contact with an official.

The incident with the official was Burfict’s second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the day.¬†Burfict was also whistled for a late hit on Titans running back DeMarco Murray two plays earlier.

While the contact with the official wasn’t particularly egregious, the Titans seemed to provoke Burfict, who has a reputation for hits that have been deemed dirty. As referees separated Burfict and several Titans players, Burfict pushed a referee off of him.

Here was the play:

Burfict then took his time getting off the field, taunting fans while making the Johnny Manziel-inspired “money” sign.

Burfict was suspended for three games earlier this season for making contact with a defenseless player in the preseason. According to ESPN, he has been fined over $US300,000 for on-field infractions over his career.

Given Burfict’s history and reputation, he may serve additional punishment for the incident on Sunday.¬†

Here’s the video that actually shows the reason #Bengals Vontaze Burfict was suspended, contact with official [@FOX19Jeremy] pic.twitter.com/pYikcV0Vmg
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 12, 2017

Vontaze Burfict gives no Fs #CINvsTEN pic.twitter.com/bGlpWX9BOn
— Preston Penn (@TheRealPres10) November 12, 2017

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