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Report: NFL will not fine Vontaze Burfict for low hit on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

After the Steelers defeated the Bengals in Week 14, there was one play which was talked about more than most. The play was a low hit from Vontaze Burfict on Ben Roethlisberger. Reports are Burfict will not be fined by the league for the hit.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 33-20 in Week 14, but what was discussed the most following the game was a low hit on Ben Roethlisberger courtesy of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

As is being reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, Burfict is not expected to be fined for the low hit. This would be the third time the NFL has deemed a hit against Roethlisberger to not be fine worthy. The first was the low hit against the St. Louis Rams which sprained Roethlisberger's MCL, causing him to miss 4 weeks. The second was a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Seattle Seahawks which gave Roethlisberger a concussion and now the Burfict hit which luckily didn't injure the Steelers' signal caller.

The Steelers have been fined for lesser things this season. DeAngelo Williams, Cameron Heyward and William Gay were all fined for uniform violations. Antonio Brown was fined for his touchdown celebration against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, Arthur Moats was fined for the facemask penalty against Johnny Manziel and even kicker Chris Boswell was fined for a "facemask" penalty against the Colts.

Steelers fans will see a clear problem with this, while the NFL seems to call this business as usual.