• New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski catches a pass in front of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Bengals defend LB Vontaze Burfict over his latest fine

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are defending linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s actions during a loss to New England, which drew a $75,000 fine from the league on Wednesday, according to a personal familiar with the situation.