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According to ESPN, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen during Sunday's game:
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Burfict has been warned that he's considered a repeat offender subject to escalating discipline and that any future incidents of this kind will result in his being summoned to the league office.

On Tuesday, a source told ESPN the league would review allegations that Burfict deliberately twisted the ankles of Newton and Olsen as they lay on the ground after touchdowns. Panthers coach Ron Rivera sent tapes of the plays to the league office supporting the accusations. A source said that the tapes reveal the ankle-twisting is more obvious on the Newton play than it is on the play on which Olsen was injured.

"This happens more than you think and more than it should," a league source said. "Burfict is one of those guys. Always on the edge."
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LSUTIGER in TEXAS117 months
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FT117 months
I really think it should be totally legal to just kick the absolute shite out of someone if they're twisting your ankle or trying to injure you.

Like Dylan Day. It should have been legal to fight him on the field.
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