Steelers’ Williams, Bengals’ Burfict take feud to Twitter
The war of words between Vontaze Burfict and the Steelers continued this week.
Burfict, the Cincinnati Bengals talented-but-combustible linebacker, took to Twitter on Tuesday in response to an appearance on ESPN by Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams, who missed the wild-card playoff game between the teams in January because of injury, had said on ESPN that Burfict’s penalized hit on Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown prevented the Steelers from winning the Super Bowl.
A message posted to Burfict’s Twitter account directed to Williams read: “u didn’t play nor help yo team and I’m happy to still b in y’all heads 4 months later.”
Williams, in part, responded, “what are you doing when u not costing your team games(?)”
The 15 yards Burfict was penalized on the Brown hit put the Steelers into field-goal range in the closing seconds for the winning points.
The Twitter conversation continued, with Burfict belittling Williams for being “a backup.” Williams got the final word, saying Burfict’s “inability to control yourself” holds him back.
The week following the Brown hit, the NFL suspended Burfict for the first three games of the coming season “for repeated violations of player-safety rules.”