The beef between Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Pittsburgh Steelers is as real as it gets.
On his weekly radio guest spot on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger called Burfict’s actions “typical antics” and said the linebacker then threatened Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
This is the play Ben Roethlisberger claims Vontaze Burfict yelled “You’re next!” at Juju Smith-Schuster. You can see Burfict point at Smith-Schuster twice here. pic.twitter.com/WVLXCwtlPw
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 16, 2018
Roethlisberger is the latest Steelers player to come out against Burfict’s dirty play.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the league isn’t expected to suspend Burfict, but the linebacker could face another fine.
Isn’t this what football is all about. Intimidation and threats. These guys are tackling one another, of course they’re going to target and trash talk.