- Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the season after a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday for which he was ejected.
- 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.