Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen called out Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday for intentionally trying to injure both him and QB Cam Newton following scores during the teams' 37-37 tie on Sunday.
Video evidence shows Burfict as seeimingly twisting both players' ankles after Carolina touchdowns.
"Punishment needs to go beyond a fine," Olsen said on Monday, via ESPN.com. "Guys like that don't learn from that stuff. He's been fined a 100 times for head-hunting, and he did it to Kelvin [Benjamin] again. You watch the film; that's just what he is.
"At some point, if the NFL wants to really say they care about guys' safety, they've got to start putting guys out for weeks," Olsen added. "Me and Cam are lucky we aren't out for weeks, or Kelvin isn't out for weeks. If you're going to start putting guys on other teams out, then the ramifications need to equal that."
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the league will investigate Olsen's claims of foul play:
The @NFL will look into the claims made by #Panthers TE Greg Olsen that #Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict tried to injure him and Cam Newton.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2014
Burfict wasn't penalized for either ankle-twisting incident, but the Bengals were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after Burfict was whistled for hitting Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin while he was defenseless.
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