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Bernard voted Pepsi next rookie of the week. Vontaze Burfict fined


Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) is tackled by a Green Bay Packers defender during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Good news for rookie running back Giovani Beranrd, who picked up what hopes to be the first of many awards from the NFL:

Not all news is good news though, as linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined $31,000 for two infractions against the Green Bay Packers.

He was fined $21,000 for a hit to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver and $10,000 for hitting an opposing player below the belt.

The hit on the receiver came when Burfict hit James Jones as he was making a catch in the second quarter, and was flagged for unnecessary roughness.

Later in the game, Burflict hit Packers tight end Ryan Taylor with a low blow on an extra point try in the third quarter. Taylor retaliated with a shove, which the officials saw and penalized.

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