Vontaze Burfict is a renegade, a force of nature at inside linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals that can either be the best player on the field or a liability on any given day.
That's just who Burfict. He has been ever since his college days at Arizona State - where severe concerns saw him go undrafted - and Marvin Lewis hasn't been able to change that in his five years in his five years in Cincy.
Burfict has kept up his reputation for stepping over the line this season, with his latest incident coming this past Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, where he injured Robert Woods on a potentially dirty play.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
In the Bills game against the Bengals, Burfict came in late and hit Woods helmet first despite the fact that the wide receiver was already in a pile on the ground. You can check it out here...
With his knee already bending from the two other defenders already tackling him, Burfict's unnecessary additional hit sent Woods off the field and onto the physio's table. The Bills wideout suffered a sprained knee.
Dirty plays aren't anything new to Burfict, who has been punished multiple times by the NFL in recent years, for incidents like trying to injure Greg Olsen's ankle after a play.
The 26-year-old linebacker already has accrued a whopping $805,000 worth of fines in three-plus NFL seasons, and that number very well could increase after Sunday.
It wasn't a great day overall for Burfict, who decided to flip off a set of fans later in the game. It is unknown if he was aiming them towards Bengals or Bills supporters, but it is hard to imagine that Cincinnati saw many travelling Bills fans on Sunday.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms