Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been ejected for contact with an official.
— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) November 12, 2017
Burfict initially was flagged for a late hit on DeMarco Murray and apparently made contact with an official pleading his case. The flag for his ejection came two plays after the Murray hit.
The linebacker didn’t immediately leave the sideline. Murray dove over the top for a touchdown, putting Tennessee up 14-6, before Burfict started walking toward the locker room.
Burfict talked to some fans behind the team bench and raised both arms in the air before finally going to the locker room.
— Preston Penn (@TheRealPres10) November 12, 2017
The Bengals linebacker has been among NFL’s most suspended and most frequently fined players. He started this season with a three-game suspension for a hit during the preseason. He also had a history of personal fouls at Arizona State that factored into every NFL team passing on him in the 2012 draft.
This is the second straight week the Bengals have had a player ejected. Wide receiver A.J. Green was ejected after grabbing Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey around the neck and throwing a punch. Green was fined $42,541 for his fight.