Bur­fict fined for hits

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

CINCINNATI >> The Ben­gals de­fended line­backer Von­taze Bur­fict on Wed­nes­day for his ac­tions dur­ing a loss to New Eng­land, which drew a $75,000 fine from the league, ac­cord­ing to a per­son fa­mil­iar with the sit­u­a­tion.

Bur­fict was fined for step­ping on Pa­tri­ots run­ning back LeGar­rette Blount af­ter he scored a touch­down near the end of New Eng­land’s 35-17 win on Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to the per­son, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause fines for this week have not yet been an­nounced by the league.

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