NFL fines Vontaze Burfict for low hit that Big Ben deemed intentional

It turns out Vontaze Burfict will be fined for his low hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. A day after Burfict's agent told ESPN that the Bengals linebacker wouldn't face any further NFL discipline, he changed course, revealing that Burfict was actually fined for that hit.

Agent Audie Attar told ESPN's Adam Schefter about the fine Thursday. According to Attar, Burfict plans to appeal.

Here's a look at the hit in question, which wasn't flagged by the officials on Sunday:

Earlier this week, Roethlisberger went on 93.7 The Fan, a CBS Sports Radio Station, and accused Burfict, who has a history of bad blood with the Steelers, of intentionally "going for" his legs.

"I don't buy that he was pushed," Roethlisberger said. "He definitely was diving in low and going for my legs. It's tough. I am just glad I didn't get hurt."

It seems the NFL agreed with Roethlisberger's assessment of the hit.

Big Ben lays on the ground after taking a low shot from Burfict. (CBS)
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Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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