That’s right folks, hell just froze over.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have been rivals for decades. In that time, many opposing players have taken cheap shots at the other team.
Now, it seems Vontaze Burfict has done the unthinkable and actually apologized to Antonio Brown for a cheap shot in last year’s playoff game between the Bengals and Steelers. According to Burfict he did not mean to try and hurt Brown intentionally when he caused the concussion on him with a vicious hit late in the game and apologized to Brown when the two saw each other in Miami during the offseason.
Vontaze Burfict apologized to Antonio Brown in person for the hit he made last year in the Playoffs.
— SteelersNation (@TheSteelZone) December 13, 2016
Burfict was suspended the first three games of this season as a result of the dirty hit in a game the Bengals lost to the Steelers. Burfict had lunged at Brown with his helmet, drawing a 15 yard penalty that ultimately put the Steelers in place for a game-winning field goal. Brown, it seems, has moved past it. “I don’t have no issue with any guy. I’m a football player. I’m a competitor,” Brown said.
With Pittsburgh at the Bengals this week, do you expect there to be fireworks, or are the Bengals so defeated this season they’ll just roll over and die?