Vontaze Burfict seemed to thoroughly enjoy his first National Football League ejection


Vontaze Burfict seemed to thoroughly enjoy his first National Football League ejection

ESPN's Adam Schefter, one of the most reliable and best-sourced National Football League reporters, posted a report on ESPN's blog Monday following Burfict's run-in with a down judge on the sideline during the Bengals-Titans game in Nashville Sunday.

Burfict was flagged for a late hit on DeMarco Murray, then two plays later referee Jeff Triplette announced Burfict had made contact with an official. Burfict pulled up and tried to avoid a Titans ball-carrier out of bounds.

It was Burfict's second unsportsmanlike conduct/personal foul of the game and, by rule, is an automatic ejection. On the very next play, Burfict was among a slew of Bengals who tackled a scrambling Marcus Mariota just short of the goal line.

While exiting the field, Burfict taunted Titans fans, including flashing the "get money" gesture. The brawl cost Green $42,541 in fines.