If anyone has a right to talk about Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, it is Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell. After all, Burfict was the one who ended Bell's season after tackling him out of bounds and tearing a ligament in Bell's knee, but the angst between the Bengals and Steelers runs much deeper than that.
Whether it is the Burfict and Vince Williams incident, Marcus Gilbert wishing to play the Bengals in the playoffs, where they choke, or even dating back to the Steelers defeating the Bengals with regularity at Paul Brown Stadium.
Nonetheless, Bell took to Twitter to make a statement about Burfict.
bro get burfict outta the game bra!!!!! who plays football like that?? dude reckless— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) January 10, 2016
What might be more surprising is how accurate Bell is with his analysis. It seemed, at least when Cincinnati plays Pittsburgh, Burfict cannot be controlled. Not on his own sideline, and certainly not on the playing field. His late, and high, hit to the head of Antonio Brown was just the way Bell described it -- reckless.
Burfict will likely hear from the league office about several incidents in this game, but there has even been talk about suspension for Burfict and his actions on the field.
Burfict is making a name for himself, and unfortunately, it isn't a good one.