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CINCINNATI – Vontaze Burfict's ankle-twisting return to the field has added to his reputation for crossing the line and put him in line to get fined again.
The Bengals' Pro Bowl linebacker was penalized for two personal fouls during a 37-37 tie with Carolina on Sunday. He'd missed the two previous games recovering from his second concussion of the season.
Burfict also twisted the ankles of Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen after tackles. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said on Monday there's "no place in the game for players doing extra stuff" to an opponent.
Burfict declined to be interviewed after the game and again on Monday. Coach Marvin Lewis said he'd expected Burfict to be revved for his return to the field.
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