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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Vontaze Burfict’s season-long suspension upheld by NFL

Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict will remain suspended for the rest of the NFL season after the league upheld its ruling on the Oakland Raiders linebacker’s appeal.

The league shared the announcement on Wednesday about Burfict, who did not make the trip to London with his Raiders for the team’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Burfict’s suspension will extend beyond the regular season and into the postseason. The language of the original announcement of Burfict’s suspension addressed his “repeated violations” of the rules. The statement also noted a “flagrant abuse” of the rules.

Burfict has repeatedly run afoul of the league’s rules with his dirty hits. In the Week 4 game where he nailed Jack Doyle in the helmet to trigger the suspension, the league also found a second helmet-to-helmet hit by the linebacker.

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