Steelers WR Antonio Brown talks about karma after Vontaze Burfict incident

Antonio Brown cites 'karma' after vicious hits mar Steelers' win

The Steelers improved to 10-2 with their win over the Bengals and have now won seven games in a row.

Burfict was strapped to a backboard and taken out of the game after the nasty hit, and he was placed on the league's concussion protocol.

While reporters interviewed Smith-Schuster about laying out Burfict, Brown repeatedly shouted "Karma".

It wasn't enough that Juju Smith-Schuster hurt Vontaze Burfict, he had to taunt him about it as well. "I apologize for that", he said - but he didn't apologize for the hit. I was trying to get a big block for Le'Veon Bell for him to get upfield.

Burfict has some history with the Steelers. All I saw was the first Bengal was going to tackle ... and my instinct is I gotta block for my teammate.

In his letter to Iloka notifying him of the suspension, Runyan stated that Iloka violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7 which prohibits forcibly hitting a defenseless player's head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder.

"I didn't think it was warranted", Roethlisberger said. Also, I believe that that's not me.

"Obviously, we don't like the taunting, standing over him, things like that", he said.

"I'll acknowledge there were some unfortunate things in that game that we don't need in our game, by both sides", Tomlin said. But, you know, I thought what happened - the play that happened - happened in the context of a football play.

"And me just playing ball, I hit him". Burfict was carted off the field after the play.

After the game, Smith-Schuster apologized for the hit on Burfict.

- Chuck (@Big_Breischaft) December 5, 2017You never want to see a player get injured, but I gotta say.

Vontaze Burfict got what he deserved.

The early severe back injury to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier cast a cloud over the rest of the game Monday night, but with 239 yards in penalties between the two teams there was plenty of physical play to go around.

Another opinion came from The Sporting News, which blamed officials and coaches for letting the hitting get out of hand.

Let's hope Smith-Schuster learned his lesson and avoids hits like that in the future, because there is absolutely no place for them on the football field. We already play a risky sport.

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