CINCINNATI - Officials have cursed at Bengals linebacker Vontze Burfict on multiple occasions and come into contact with him in three of the last four games - and there's a video to prove it, a Bengals player has told ESPN.
ESPN's Adam Schefter, one of the most reliable and best-sourced NFL reporters, posted a report on ESPN's blog Monday following Burfict's run-in with a down judge on the sideline during the Bengals-Titans game in Nashville Sunday.
The report did not include a video.
Officials are provoking Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, according to a Cincinnati player who came to his defense... https://t.co/y5WvPc68Cd
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2017
An NFL spokesman denied those charges Monday.
Burfict will not be suspended for brushing off the down judge's arm, but the NFL will review the incident and Burfict's personal fouls in the Titans' game for possible fines, according to ESPN.
READ Schefter's full report here.