Bengals' Vontaze Burfict Reveals He Likes Playing with Steelers on 'Madden'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 26, 2016

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It's no secret that there's no love lost between Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The hard-hitting Bengal openly admitted this year that he "hates" Pittsburgh. However, he apparently has no problem playing as the Steelers in EA Sports' Madden NFL.

Umm, what?

Your loyalties just don't allow you to play as certain teams. Bengals fans should never play as the Steelers. New York Yankees fans should never play as the Boston Red Sox. Los Angeles Lakers fans should never play as the Boston Celtics. That's just what rivalries do to you.

In this year's Wild Card Round, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh found themselves entrenched in a wild and physical game.

Burfict, of course, was in the middle of the action. After being involved in a play that ended Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's season in the teams' first meeting, the Bengals linebacker injured both Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown in the playoff game.

Burfict was subsequently suspended for three games (which he will appeal) for "repeated violations" of safety rules.

Given his history with his AFC North rivals, it seems pretty bizarre that the Steelers are his "squad" on Madden. He doesn't have to play with the Bengals every time, but playing as the Steelers should be a no-no for him and everyone else in Cincinnati.

[Vontaze Burfict, h/t 247Sports]