Vontaze Burfict's Suspension Upheld

The Raiders LB's appeal has been denied

Andrew Limberg
October 09, 2019 - 5:35 pm

NEW YORK CITY (93.7 The Fan) - The NFL has announced that the season-long suspension has been upheld and Burfict’s appeal has been denied.

Michael Signora, NFL Senior Vice President of Football said in a tweet Wednesday, “Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA, has upheld the suspension of Vontaze Burfict. Burfict is suspended for the remainder of the season.”

 After being ejected on September 29 during a game against the Indianapolis, Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the season without pay.

Burfict was ejected early in the second quarter of that game after being called for unnecessary roughness on a helmet-to-helmet collision with Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Even before referee Scott Novak announced to the crowd what a replay review determined, Burfict was jogging into the locker room.

It's not the first time Burfict has run afoul of league rules. He had 11 fines and suspensions in seven seasons with Cincinnati before joining the Raiders.

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