Cincinnati Bengals’ linebacker Vontaze Burfict took an opportunity to show some fans how he felt about them late in the game in Buffalo, shooting the old-fashioned double bird to fans after a play.
Whether it was frustration at the game itself (the Bengals were losing) or a particular set of fans is unclear, but what isn’t up for debate is whether or not he’ll have a hefty fine coming his way. King Goodell’s lawyers are no doubt drawing up the paperwork as we speak, so hope it was worth it, Vontaze. Luckily for him, he’s probably already got the league saved in his auto billpay, as this isn’t the first fine he’s had to pay.
For those interested, previous fines for middle finger include $10K for Johnny Manziel (remember him?!), so Vontaze can maybe expect a $20K bill coming? Or does be get a bulk discount?
Whatever he ends up seeing, we’re guessing it’s not the last time Burfict lets his emotions get the best of him. The Bengals were supposed to be a playoff caliber team this year, but now at 3-6-1, the whole team is probably pretty pissed off. Maybe a few middle fingers were just what the doctor ordered for stress relief.