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Sport NFL upholds Raiders' Vontaze Burfict's season-long suspension

00:50  10 october  2019
00:50  10 october  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Report: Vontaze Burfict facing season-long suspension

  Report: Vontaze Burfict facing season-long suspension Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict is looking at another suspension for illegal on-field hits and it will reportedly be a lengthy one. Chris Mortenson of ESPN reports that Burfict is facing a season-long ban in response to Sunday’s conduct. Burfict was ejected from the Raiders’ win over the Colts for lowering his head and delivering a helmet-to-helmet [more]

The NFL has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the rest of the season for a Linebacker has a long history of illegal contact during career. Burfict will not be paid during Burfict was ejected from Sunday’ s game, which the Raiders won 31-24, for the hit but on Monday the

Vontaze Burfict has been suspended by the NFL for the rest of the 2019 season following his latest rule violation. The Oakland Raiders linebacker was ejected from Sunday' s game against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter following a helmet-to-helmet hit on tight end Jack Doyle.

The NFL announced Wednesday it has upheld the suspension of Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

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"There were no mitigating circumstances on this play," the NFL said in a statement. "Your contact was unnecessary, flagrant and should have been avoided."

Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season without pay for the hit.

Vontaze Burfict suspension appeal scheduled for Tuesday

  Vontaze Burfict suspension appeal scheduled for Tuesday The NFL suspended Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the remainder of the regular season this week because, per NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan, Burfict has “continued to flagrantly abuse rules designated to protect yourself and your opponents from unnecessary risk.” Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Burfict has the right to appeal that [more]

Raiders ’ LB Vontaze Burfict ’ s year- long suspension now official, as @mortreport said. pic.twitter.com/ENNsIe5Vj1. Vontaze Burfict will appeal any suspension . He had a 5-game suspensión reduced by a neutral arbitrator in 2017. League ’s job is to discipline and, in effect, send

Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict is looking at another suspension for illegal on-field hits and it will reportedly be a lengthy one. He’ s served two other multi-game suspensions for on-field infractions and has been fined regularly — over 5,000 last season — for delivering illegal hits during games.

The linebackers' teammates came to Burfict's defense after the hit, however, their appeals did not sway the NFL's decision.

"I don't think he was trying to hurt that man; the man was going down," quarterback Derek Carr told reporters after the suspension was first announced. "You see it all the time — there's flags flying everywhere.

"We see other people choking people out, and they're going to play this Sunday. We see other people hitting people in the helmet, and they're going to play this Sunday. And Vontaze Burfict won't play the rest of the year? I think that's a little excessive if you ask me. I don't think it's fair if we really got to know the guy. If the people making the decision really knew the guy that we know, inside our building ... he's a great person, his heart is broken because he's not playing football. The guy just wants to play football. We don't get a lot of time to play this game in our lives."

The Raiders are 3-2 this season and second in the AFC West behind the 4-1 Chiefs.

Report: Vontaze Burfict likely to be suspended .
On Sunday night, we pointed out that Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict could be suspended for his illegal hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle even though Burfict was ejected. Reportedly, Burfict will be suspended for the hit. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL, the league office likely will suspend Burfict today for lowering his [more]

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