Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict suspended for the season after being ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit

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  • Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the season after a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday for which he was ejected.
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  • Burfict has a history of dirty plays, and some in the NFL world called for the league to ban him for the hit.
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Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict is suspended for the remainder of the 2019 NFL after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 4, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Early in the second quarter, Burfict hit the Indianapolis Colts’ tight end Jack Doyle after a catch, leading with his helmet and colliding head-to-head. Burfict was ejected for unnecessary roughness. It was the sixth ejection of his career.

The replay of the hit can be seen below.

-Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 29, 2019

As Burfict walked off the field to boos, he waved his hands and blew kisses to the crowd.

Burfict is a controversial player in the NFL because of a history of rough and dirty hits. Several members of the NFL called for Burfict’s suspension or total removal from the NFL.

-Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 29, 2019

-mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 29, 2019

-Frank Schwab (@YahooSchwab) September 29, 2019

-Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) September 29, 2019

Burfict signed with the Raiders this past offseason after seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is a captain with the Raiders.