Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is likely to face a suspension as a result of his jarring hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown on Saturday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is facing suspension for his hit on Antonio Brown during Saturday night's wild-card game, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2016
Burfict — who is a repeat offender — was fined “nearly $70,000 for hits and penalties in the Bengals’ Week 14 game against the Steelers.”
Brown suffered a concussion on the fourth-quarter hit, which drew a 15-yard personal-foul penalty and helped set up the Steelers game-winning field-goal attempt.
Burfict — was a monster for Cincinnati — notching six tackles, temporarily knocked Ben Roethlisberger out of the game — forced a fumble and had an amazing interception late in the fourth quarter that looked as though it would seal a comeback win for the Bengals.