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Report: Burfict's NFL Career Could Be Over

The Bengals' LB has suffered two concussions this month, seventh of his career

December 27, 2018 - 12:27 pm
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CINCINNATI (93.7 The Fan) - After suffering his second concussion of December during the Bengals loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Vontaez Burfict is not only doubtful for this Sunday’s game against the Steelers, but the Cincinnati linebacker’s career could be over.

ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted late Wednesday evening that, “Bengals’ LB Vontaze Burfict sustained a seventh career concussion Sunday, and second in a month, which could put his career in jeopardy, per @Kat_Terrell.”

Katherine Terrell is ESPN’s Bengals reporter.

Burfict is widely known for being one of the NFL's dirtiest players.

Since his first fine in 2013, Burfict has been fined over $4 million for various infractions with most of them coming against the Steelers.

In 2015 Burfict hit then Steelers Le’Veon Bell with a tackle that resulted in season-ending surgery for Bell. It was reported Burfict celebrated the injury.

In the second Steelers/Bengals game that year Burfict was fined three times in one back for a low hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and two unnecessary roughness penalties.

During a first round playoff match up that year Burfict gave a vicious headshot to  Antonio Brown, putting the Steelers in field goal range to win the game and Brown’s season was over with a concussion.

Burfict missed the first four games of the 2018 season after serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy.

During the week 6 match up against the Steelers, three of Burfict’s tackles were reviewed by the NFL, which landed him a fine of $112,000.

Now, it looks like the reign of terror for the NFL’s dirtiest player could be over.

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