It was reported early Monday morning that Vontzae Burfict could be the recipient of the longest suspension for an on-field act in NFL history, and it’s now become official.
The Raiders linebacker has now been banned for the year following an egregiously dirty hit on Colts TE Jack Doyle in Sunday’s Raiders’ win against the Colts.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2019
Here is the hit that lead to Burfict’s ejection and eventual end to his season:
Vontaze Burfict…………. SMH! pic.twitter.com/M4nfgDdeot
— #BusinessAintBoomin (@ftbeard_17) September 29, 2019
The suspension marks Burfict’s 13th discipline for illegal hits, totalling $2.2 million in fines.
Burfict’s lasting image from the 2019 season will be him mockingly blowing kisses to the Indy crowd, the behavior from a man who truly doesn’t care safety rules and the well-being of fellow players beyond football.