NFL fines Bengals' Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for hits during Steelers game

NFL fines Bengals' Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for hits during Steelers game

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 14: Vontaze Burfict #55 of the Cincinnati Bengals and Shawn Williams #36 combine to tackle James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The NFL confirmed for WPXI on Saturday that the league is fining Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for hits during last Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game.

The league fined Burfict for several plays that constituted unnecessary roughness in the Week 6 contest.

Those include the play where Burfict appeared to hit Antonio Brown with a forearm in the third quarter.

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Another play involved James Conner, where Burfict led with his helmet while hitting Conner.

There was no word on whether Burfict planned to appeal the fines.

He has been suspended previously by the NFL on several occasions for violent hits.

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