Vontaze Burfict Suspended For The Rest Of The Season

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Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the remainder of the season due to his repeated unnecessary roughness violations. The latest was helmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday against Colts tight end Jack Doyle. Chris Mortensen broke the news.

Below is the NFL’s statement provided by Ian Rapoport:

We previously detailed here the amount of fines and suspensions Burfict has tallied up prior to this suspension. Now he is looking at a combination of 22 games and over $5 million in fines and lost wages.

Burfict plans to appeal the suspension but he shouldn’t hold his breath.