Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has never had what one might call a sterling reputation. In his younger days, he was accused of being a dirty player, and issues both on and off the field led to him falling all the way out of the 2012 Draft.
Burfict began to redeem himself some last year, starting 14 games as a rookie after being picked up by Cincinnati. But he’s not all the way back — and unnecessary shots to the mommy-daddy button like the one above won’t do anything to endear him to anyone.
And because that’s how it always seems to go, Burfict wasn’t penalized for his sly tap on Ryan Taylor — but Taylor was flagged for retaliating.