Vontaze Burfict facing a suspension for a dirty hit? He’s already in midseason form.
The troubled Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is now facing a five-game suspension for this illegal hit that during the Bengals-Chiefs preseason matchup earlier this month.
— Craig Gates (@CraigGates) August 19, 2017
While the punishment seems harsh for simply hitting an opposing player in a defenseless position, Burfict is a repeat offender.
He is reportedly appealing the suspension that could end up costing him $882,353 in lost base-salary game checks.
If the suspension holds, Burfict would miss the Bengals matchups against the Ravens, Texans, Packers, Browns and Bills and make his season debut in Week 6 of the 2017 NFL season.