Steelers LB Vince Williams attempts to clear the air on Burfict threat

Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) takes the field during player introductions against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers linebacker Vince Williams isn't planning to apologize for his since-deleted tweet to Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, but he does want to explain his side of the story.

Williams caused a stir on Monday by threatening Burfict on the heels of Le'Veon Bell's season-ending knee injury. Several Steelers player were not happy with the way Burfict appeared to celebrate after tackling Bell awkwardly, a claim that Burfict has denied.

Nonetheless, Williams attempted to clarify his thoughts in a statement to Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain:

The Bengals and Steelers will meet again in Week 14 on Dec. 13.