Vontaze Burfict may be the most hated man in football, but even he has some kind of moral compass.
It was revealed on Tuesday that the Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker apologized for an illegal hit that knocked Antonio Brown out of last season's wild-card game. Burfict delivered an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown, giving the Steelers' star wideout with a concussion in the process. The Bengals were penalized 15 yards, and the Steelers rallied on the same drive to kick a game-winning field goal.
"(He was) just saying he didn't have no intentions of trying to injure, that it was a football move," Brown told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Brown said he's passed that and no longer holds a grudge against Burfict.
"I don't have no issue with any guy. I'm a football player. I'm a competitor," Brown said. "When we're in the field, we're going to compete and be competitive. It's not personal between none of these guys. It's all in the game. ... I represent the Steelers. It's all business."
The Bengals and Steelers square off Sunday in Cincinnati in what's sure to be a chippy affair.
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