Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has many instances of dirty play listed on his résumé, but in today’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, he showed off his versatility with an ostentatious flop.
As quarterback Joe Flacco dropped back to pass, Burfict shoved Smith in the back, and shoved him again on the ground. Smith, who does not tolerate bullshit, gave Burfict a relatively gentle headbutt as he stood up, and the linebacker pretended that he had been hit with a pipe.
Officials flagged Smith for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. Burfict wasn’t punished.