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pay per headThe NFL will audit affirmations that Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict deliberately turned the lower legs of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen as they lay on the ground after touchdowns Sunday.

Pumas mentor Ron Rivera sent tapes of the plays to the alliance office supporting the allegations. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder that the tapes uncover the lower leg curving is a larger number of clear on the Newton play than it is on the play where Olsen was harmed.

Rivera would not remark further, telling Werder on Monday night that he was attempting to remain "politically right and strategic.

On Monday, Olsen called for Burfict to be suspended.

Burfict was not punished on either play Sunday, in spite of the fact that he drew two other individual foul punishments in the 37-37 tie.

Burfict headed the Bengals in punishments last season, including eight unnecessary harshness calls. He's at present tied for the leader in punishments this season despite the fact that he's played only one full diversion.

A critical fine as opposed to a suspension appears to be more probable if the group agrees with the Panthers.

Both Newton and Olsen were at that point recouping from lower leg wounds. Newton experienced offseason surgery on the same lower leg in March; Olsen sprained his lower leg versus the Bears and missed two practices a week ago.

This was the first run through the Panthers felt Newton was solid enough to utilize him a runner. He ran 17 times against the Bengals - more than in his past four recreations consolidated.

Burfict has a history of being fined. He was fined $21,000 for hitting an exposed beneficiary (James Jones) and $10,000 for striking tight end Ryan Taylor in the crotch amid a Week 3 amusement against Green Bay last season.

He likewise was fined $21,000 last season for hitting New York Jets wide beneficiary Stephen Hill, now a part of Carolina's practice squad, with the crown of his protective cap.

ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder and David Newton of Espn.com helped this report.

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