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:
Here is the official announcement on #Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict, who is suspended without pay for the rest of 2019. Jon Runyan wrote: “There were no mitigating circumstances on this play.” pic.twitter.com/DdoXyTb5ax
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2019
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.