Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected Sunday against the Tennessee Titans for making contact with an official, and at the time, people were either irate at the ref or upset with Burfict for even touching him.
According to one Bengals player, the refs have been trying to provoke the linebacker into getting in trouble. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported:
The Bengals player said he has heard officials cursing at Burfict on multiple occasions, and there is video that shows officials coming into contact with the linebacker three times in the past four games.
… Over the past month, according to a source close to Burfict, the Bengals linebacker has grown increasingly upset with officials’ treatment of him and feels he is being singled out by officials.