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Vontaze Burfict Update: Original Reports Appear Untrue, Story Is A 'Smear Piece'

Rumors have flown left and right surrounding Vontaze Burfict the last few days and it's sounding more and more like a poorly reported story that was originally thought to be much worse than it actually is.

SB Nation Arizona reported over the weekend that Burfict did not "assault" anyone. Instead, it sounds like a couple of teammates got into a heated argument and a scuffle ensued. That happens from time to time in preseason camp; it's hot, teammates are getting adjusted to their new teammates and the stress level is high with everyone battling for playing time. It is best for everyone to get their differences out of the way and move forward.

As far as how the story is now perceived in the media, Mike Jack Bauer tweeted and had this to say:

Burfict story really reads like a smear piece. As far as I'm concerned, it's a #nonstory. Wonder if Kerry Taylor wrote the original blog!

A smear piece? Big words.

Hopefully this is the last Arizona State hears of problems between players in the locker room. The season is right around the corner.