Marvin Lewis Defends Vontaze Burfict After LB Receives $75,000 Fine
One year ago - By Bleacher Report
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is in trouble with the league again, but his coach is on his side.
On Wednesday, Zac Jackson of Pro Football Talk first reported Burfict received a $75,000 fine for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount's leg after a play in Week 6.
According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, the team is appealing the fine, and head coach Marvin Lewis defended his defensive star.
"I don't think he did anything wrong," Lewis said. "We were not in the wrong here, in my opinion. And it's unfortunate. That's what I have told and stood on...
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Lewis defends Burfict, says he was fined for his reputation
One year ago - By NBC Sports
Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is standing by linebacker Vontaze Burfict and told reporters Wednesday he believes Burfict was fined for his history and reputation and not for actually stomping on Patriots running back LeGarette Blount last Sunday. The NFL fined Burfict $75,000 for stomping on Blount Wednesday. Burfict is appealing the fine, and Lewis thinks...
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Report: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict fined, not suspended for hit vs. Patriots
One year ago - By SI
The NFL has fined Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for one of two controversial hits against the Patriots.
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