Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict fined $31K for 2 unnecessary roughness violations

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $31,000 by the NFL on Friday for two unnecessary roughness violations.

Burfict had a hit on a defenseless player. Packers receiverJames Jones, in the head and neck area, which cost him $21,000, and then struck Green Bay tight end Ryan Taylor, costing him $10,000.

Bengals teammate George Iloka has been fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness when he struck a defenseless player, tight end Jermichael Finley, in the head and neck area.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has received $15,750 in fines for two unnecessary roughness violations: $7,875 for a late hit on Bears safety Chris Conte, and $7,875 for a face mask on Chicago's Sherrick McManis.

Titans LB Moise Fokou has been docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for a face mask violation.

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