PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers fans are familiar with Vontaze Burfict and his antics on the field.
Well, Burfict is making headlines again after two separate incidents during Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots.
In one instance, he appeared to go low on tight end Martellus Bennett. In the other, he appeared to stomp on running back LeGarrett Blount’s leg after a touchdown.
The Steelers are also familiar with Burfict. The linebacker was suspended for three games for a headshot he delivered to Antonio Brown in the playoffs. Brown suffered a concussion as a result.
Today, Ramon Foster spoke to “The Fan Morning” show about the latest incidents involving Burfict. He said there’s no place in the game for that kind of play.
“There’s no place for that, man. To continuously do it – one or two times, okay I get it, but every single time? A stake has to be driven into the ground on this guy and I’m not sure what they care about, touchdown celebrations or player safety, but something has to be done,” Foster said.
Foster went on to say that those kind of plays endanger a player’s livelihood.
“If you look an inch or two inside, if he goes more on [Bennett], that guy’s out for the season or at least for a longer [period] of time,” Foster said. “With the leg stomp on LeGarrette Blount, that guy has a wife and two kids. He’s trying to make his way in this league.”
“It’s frustrating to continue to see that go on. For one, I just can’t understand the mentality of him and two, those are the same things that he’s been doing for a while. But, the low hit on [Bennett] was insane. I know people are going to defend him and people are probably going to bash me.”
Foster reflected on an incident last year, saying he’s been on the receiving end of a Burfict stomp as well.
“I also saw another clip to where him and [Rob Gronkowski] got into it. He did the same exact thing. He stepped on [Blount’s] leg and his shoe came off. And I’m looking at him like, ‘Yup, that the same exact move that he’s done to me too.”
Listen to the full interview below: