Video Appears To Back Up Ben Roethlisberger’s Claim That Vontaze Burfict Threatened JuJu Smith-Schuster Before Play
The bad blood between Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Pittsburgh Steelers doesn’t seem like it’s going to die down any time soon.
During Sunday’s Steelers-Bengals game, Burfict was accused of delivering a dirty blow to Antonio Brown’s head that left the Steelers wide receiver dazed after the play.
According to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Burfict then proceeded to threaten Juju Smith-Schuster by pointing at him and telling that he was next.
“He hits A.B., then, literally, as I am under center for the next play, he points at JuJu and says, ‘You’re next,’ ” Roethlisberger said. “How do you allow that stuff?”
Here’s video of Burfict pointing at Smith-Schuster that appears to corroborate Roethlisberger’s claims.
The league is probably not going to suspend Burfict but may instead choose to fine him.