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Bengals' Burfict fined $112,000 for 2 hits against Steelers

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NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday.

The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who has been fined 11 times for more than $315,000 during his seven-year NFL career, was suspended for four games to begin this season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.

Burfict was fined for a helmet hit to Brown; he previously served a three-game suspension for a hit on Brown during the 2016 playoffs.

His other fine, announced Saturday, came for a high hit on Conner.

There were calls for Burfict to be suspended as a repeat offender, but instead he was handed his biggest one-time fines.

Also fined:

-Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd, $30,080 for two incidents: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness and $20,054 for a hit on QB Brock Osweiler.

-Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon, $26,739 for unnecessary roughness.

-Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald $26,739 for unnecessary roughness.

-Broncos safety Darian Stewart, $26,739 for a horse-collar tackle.

-Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett, $20,054 for a hit on quarterback Eli Manning.

-Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

-Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

-Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson, $10,026 for unnecessary roughness.

-Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, $10,026 for taunting.

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Updated October 20, 2018

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