Vontaze Burfict will be watching football instead of playing it for the majority of September.
The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker completely lost his cool Saturday night during a AFC Wild Card Game loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Whether his hit on Ben Roethlisberger — in which the Steelers quarterback was injured and reportedly sprained a joint in his shoulder — was dirty still is up for debate.
Burfict’s cheap shot on Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, on the other hand, was completely out of line — whether anyone believes Brown flopped or not.
Burfict is planning to appeal the suspension, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported.
The 25-year-old was fined three separate times for actions in a previous game against the Steelers in December. He also delivered the blow to Le’Veon Bell in Week 8 that ended the running back’s season, meaning Burfict has knocked out Pittsburgh’s three best offensive players in the 2015 season alone.
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