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Vontaze Burfict fined for flipping off crowd in Bengals vs. Bills game

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Yes, Burfict was fined again.

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Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $12,154 for flipping off the crowd in the team’s Week 11 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Burfict is not a stranger to receiving fines from the NFL. Since 2013, he has been hit eight times by the league, and his forfeited salary adds up to $774,395. Now with this ninth fine, it jumps to $786,549.

This season, Burfict was penalized $75,000 dollars for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount during a 35-17 Cincinnati loss.

In the AFC Wild Card round of the 2015 playoffs, Burfict laid a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who was defenseless during the collision. For that vicious hit, the NFL suspended Burfict for the first three games of the 2016 season and fined him $502,941.

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel threw up his middle finger during a preseason game in 2014, and the NFL threw him a $12,000 fine. He was the last player to do that before Burfict.

So far this season, Burfict has 63 tackles and a forced fumble.