Saturday's thrilling playoff game between the Steelers and the Bengals was decided at least partly because of a dirty hit from Cincinnati's Vontaze Burfict on Antonio Brown, which resulted in a critical 15-yard penalty that helped put Pittsburgh in position to kick the game-winning field goal with 14 seconds left.
According to Steelers' offensive lineman David DeCastro, it wasn't the only dirty thing that Burfict did during the contest.
In an interview on 93.7 The Fan, DeCastro said that Burfict spit on him at one point during the game, which is obviously disgusting, but also a sign of clear disrespect.
It wasn't specified when the alleged incident took place, but this play where DeCastro ended up on top of Burfict is as good a guess as any.
Burfict could be suspended for the helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown, since he's a repeat offender who has been fined for this behavior multiple times in the past. Without video evidence to support DeCastro's claim, additional discipline would seem unlikely. But it's not exactly that hard to believe when considering Burfict's reputation.
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