NFL to investigate Burfict after twisting ankles allegation

NFL to investigate Burfict after twisting ankles allegation

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The NFL will review allegations that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict intentionally twisted players' ankles during their game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday.

According to ESPN, Panthers coach Ron Rivera sent tapes to the NFL earlier this week to support the accusations.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen called it a "premeditated attack" and said Burfict should be suspended.

Olsen also accused the linebacker of intentionally targeting players who recently came back from ankle injuries.

Carolina place-kicker Graham Gano was vocal on Twitter about the allegations, saying: "unbelievable that a player would intentionally try to hurt my teamates twice. I hope the NFL lays down the law hard. Unacceptable."

ESPN says Burfict led the Bengals in penalties last season, including eight for unnecessary roughness.

He was flagged for two personal fouls in Sunday's game unrelated to the alleged ankle twisting.

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