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Steelers Vince Williams escalates rhetoric against Bengals Vontaze Burfict on Twitter

A Twitter war erupted between Vince Williams and Vontaze Burfict in the wake of the season-ending injury to Le'Veon Bell.

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Fall out continues from the hit on Le'Veon Bell during the Steelers matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals with many members of the Black & Gold distressed and dismayed over what they perceive to have been an intentional, dirty hit on their teammate, who is now out for the season as a result of an injury sustained during the play.

Vince Williams is the latest Pittsburgh Steeler to voice disgust with Burfict's actions, threatening the controversial Bengals player on Twitter.

In a tweet that Williams has since removed, the linebacker said, "I catch Vontez on south beach im painting that boi on sight."

Burfict responded with a challenge:

Meanwhile, Burfict denies any wrongdoing, saying via the Cincinnati Enqurier, "It was a clean hit. Le'Veon is a friend of mine. I didn't intentionally mean to hurt him. It's football."

Earlier in the week, offensive lineman Ramon Foster voiced extreme criticism of Burfict's hit on Bell and his dirty tactics in general saying, "He's that type of guy." Foster also invoked karma: "That type of guy will get his sooner or later."

This rhetoric and ill-will should make for an unusually intense matchup on December 13 when the two teams meet again.