Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict Spit On Steelers G David DeCastro (Update)

There are still quite a few unsavory details as to what happened on the field Saturday night between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game and a lot of then have to do with linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

In a Monday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan, Steelers guard David DeCastro revealed that Burfict spit on him during the game.

We are not sure when this exactly took place, but after DeCastro pancaked Burfict in the first half, the linebacker wound up on top and that would’ve been as good of time as any for him to spit on the Steelers guard.

In case you missed it, we’ve already detailed several of the thug-like moments that Burfict had Saturday night and I’m sure a few more stories like DeCastro’s will surface in the coming days.

The Bengals linebacker is expected to be fined this week and a suspension is also likely forthcoming for him.


Update: Burfict is also alleged to have told DeCastro to “watch your knees” after DeCastro pancaked him in the above play. Per Gerry Dulac’s Tweet.

Today is DeCastro’s birthday. But I don’t think Burfict is going to be invited to the party.

  • 6 ring circus

    That’s just incredible to hear. While I shouldn’t be surprised at anything that the Bengals do, I am because that’s the lowest thing you can do to a man, is spit on him. They got exactly what they deserved. I can’t wait to hear about the upcoming fines coming out from this game.

  • WilliamSekinger

    I can watch that pancake all day looped over and over again. It makes me happy to see that thug put on his back like that. Decastro blocked him for 10 yards before planting him haha!

  • srdan

    That is an all pro guard…….mad

  • Paddy

    Loved the pancake, when you mess with Burfict you get the whole trailer park

  • Jeff

    Is anyone surprised? Honestly, I’m getting sick of talking about this loser and that other unnamed loser too. Just glad we are moving on to Denver next week. Hoping to see a healthy Big Ben, AB, and Deangelo.

  • eric

    Burfuct needs at least a 2-4 game suspension.

  • Steel PAul

    Could have sworn I saw 55 (he’s too cheap to use his name any longer) throwing short punches under the pile with DeCastro after the pancake.

  • Cols714

    Burfict was acting like a petulant child all game. I’m surprised the refs didn’t give him a penalty at some point just to shut him up and calm him down. The whole Bengals team really.

    And I’m sick of hearing out Munchak pulled someone’s hair. If you watch the play, his clipboard and hands got stuck and he yanked them out. Yes, he shouldn’t have done it, but it’s not like he was looking for trouble and starting yanking someone’s hair. Yeesh.

    And can someone put up pictures of coaches on the field? It happens all the time but now Porter was supposed to be penalized?

  • 20Stoney

    One of the Bengals faithful reportedly urinated on someone sitting in front of him. That may be lower. 🙂

  • 6 ring circus

    Uh, yea! That’s a shootable offense, though!

  • Kareem Daniels

    If you let the video run longer you see them roll over and Burfict spitting on him at the bottom of the pile

  • James Brown

    Show him the sky ,Dave!!!

  • falconsaftey43

    Yeah I don’t get how you can fine a coach for “being on the field” when the reason he was there was to check on an injured player. Now if you want to fine him for something he did on the field, fine (although he didn’t do anything), but let’s get it straight.

  • Nicholas Allen Cotner

    What a D-bag lol

  • PittsburghSports

    I was hoping DeCastro gouged his eyes out a bit when they were on the ground.

  • Orlysteel

    Can’t really say what he needs, what a despicable peice of ….

  • Edo M

    Based on the way DeCastro reacted when 55 rolled over on top of him, I would say that is when he was spit on. I originally thought that 55 was somehow trying to bite him through his facemask somehow, but it was him spitting I think.

    So the NFL is angry about how this game played out? well they should consider it is their fault this even happened for allowing 55 to even be on the field to instigate all this stuff after having multiple fines the last time these two teams played, along with having a rich history of dirty play and fines. It really makes me wonder if they are just stupid or are playing favorites. Perhaps it is a bit of both. PacMan Jones? since when would any reasonable company even hire a multiple times convicted felon?

    In the immortal words of MT, The standard is the standard, and in the case of the NFL, it is obvious they have set a VERY low standard. I know I wont ever buy an NFL licensed product, and will do my best to not support NFL supporters/advertisers

  • Runamok

    I love joey as much as th the next guy, but all of us in Steeler Nation know what that self satisfied grin means! Joey was out there stirring up some sh** n got EXACTLY the reaction he was looking for from the bungles! Well worth the fine money in my opinion! Remember when he got on the Ratbirds bus n challenged the whole team to fight! Peezy is still the man!

  • NYCSteelCurtain

    Thinking its 4 and reduced to 2.

  • DirtDawg1964

    It was right after that play, when Burfict rolls over into DeCastro that you could see Burfict take a swipe at DeCastro’s throat. It was real quick in the replay, but it was there.

    As they say, that Burfict kid has a little something special in him. Too “special”.

  • Pitt2Maine

    I wanted to request the pancake in gif form the other day. Thank you.
    You could also add a gif of the head on collision during the second regular season meeting. I think Burfict hit D Williams after he had already left the game with a neck injury, and rolled off the pile like he was dead. I think people might enjoy a loop of that.

  • Michelle

    Isn’t Michael Vick a convicted felon?

  • Edo M

    absolutely, but that has nothing to do with PacMan Jones being a multiple times convicted felon (which was my point). No way I would have put Vick on the team either (also because he makes a horrible backup being so brittle and left handed). also, I think Vick has kind of redeemed himself..PacMan Jones? naah

  • francesco

    Now if that doesn’t get you suspended…nothing will?!

  • Michelle

    I must have misunderstood. I thought you were saying no team should hire a convicted felon.

  • francesco

    16 games an apology to AB…in front of Steeler players and coaches and wives and Goodell. ..minimum

  • nitch19

    Never seen a more dirty, cheap and calculating player. Teams need to do a lot more of what Matt Spaeth attempted and take one of that puke’s knees out. On the real.

  • Doug

    Techincally, according to the rules, the head coach is the only coach allowed on the field during an injury. So he can be fined for that.

  • AndyR34

    Maybe we can get up a posse and take a baseball bat to his knees…or a shotgun…jk

  • taztroy43

    Where is the media outcry on this? Oh wait they’re too busy talking about howPorter was on the field and how Ryan shazier’s legal hit was illegal….

  • Lucas Shaffer

    If you looka t that play I dont think he really pancaked him as Burfict pulls him down on top of him. i think Burfict was trying to get aPF called on Decastro.

  • NortonSmitty

    It should have been the last he saw of the little fella’.

  • RickM

    The Walter Football college scouting report on him read: “Alternately, Burfict has plenty of lowlights with late hits, punches, facemasks and headbutts. All of that has earned Burfict a bad reputation with the officials, as a plethora of 15-yard penalties have been called on him the past three years.”

    The only way it has a chance to change is if the league begins suspending him and graduates each subsequent suspension. Even then I don’t have any confidence that he will ever control his dirty play.

  • pittfan

    No, any coach can be on the field to look after an injured player. This Porter thing is FugazyFugozy

  • Doug

    That’s not true. “Assistants are not allowed on the field during injury timeouts. Medical staff, trainers, attendants and the head coach can come out to check on the welfare of the player.”

  • Matt Manzo

    Looks like Miller and Gilbert pancake their guys, too, in the back ground!

  • Aeronius D. McCoy

    I agree. I think he’ll get a game or two suspension. But Troy Vincent and the league office need to be on notice. This guy’s more egregious antics take place after the whistle, and there’s no room for that kind of nonsense.

  • Aeronius D. McCoy

    huh, i didn’t know that.

  • Edo M

    its no worries. i guess i;m way past tired of Godell and the NFL talking about preserving the integrity of the league..what integrity? and what a bunch of hypocrites. this game was a huge embarrassment to the NFL , sends a really bad message to the future adults, and it is the NFL’s fault for allowing it to happen, when it could have been controlled.

  • RMSteeler

    There’s a picture online of 9 Bengals coaches on the field at one point. I’ve said it in another post; the ref let the game get out of hand, twice now.

  • westcoasteeler

    Happy Birthday, 66!

  • Edo M

    They just announced that Burfict got a 3 game suspension. would be a shame if he has a successful appeal

  • Dan

    How dare Vontaze Burfict disrespect our First-Team All-Pro G like that.

  • Dan

    I could have sworn I saw Burfict grab DeCastro’s shoulders right before they both fell over.