Steelers' David DeCastro Accuses Bengals' Vontaze Burfict of Spitting on Him During Playoff Game

Is Vontaze Burfict the dirtiest player in the NFL?

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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.

David DeCastro just revealed to @JColony13 on The Fan Morning Show that Burfict spit on him during Saturday night's game.

— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) January 11, 2016

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.

Eat your heart out, Willie Colon. David DeCastro making Burfcakes #Steelers ##Bengals

— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) January 10, 2016

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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