Vontaze Burfict is done for the season thanks to the longest suspension ever handed out by the NFL for an on-field act.
The Raiders linebacker was ejected and suspended for a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
If the repeat offender though the had any chance of shortening the punishment via appeal, this isn’t good news.
The NFL released another clip from the same game showing Burfict initiating another dirty hit where he launched himself head-first into Colts’ RB Nyheim Hines, who was completely non-involved in the play.
Here’s the other helmet-to-helmet hit that Vontaze Burfict delivered during Sunday’s game: second quarter, 13:24 left, and Burfict launches and blasts Colts’ RB Nyheim Hines away from the play. Later came the hit on Colts’ TE Jack Doyle that got him ejected and suspended. pic.twitter.com/8Dvb7xPZgo
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2019