It’s official, Vontaze Burfict will not play another game in the NFL this season.
The Oakland Raiders linebacker was slapped with a season-long suspension after his vicious hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sept. 29.
Burfict, who’s been fined and suspended a plethora of times due to his antics on the field, appealed the suspension in hopes to play again this year. But the NFL decided to uphold the suspension, the league announced Wednesday night, meaning the linebacker won’t be eligible to play for the rest of the regular season and postseason, should the Raiders make it that far.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr recently defended Burfict, saying the linebacker is just “misunderstood.” But before this most recent suspension, Burfict missed 10 games over three seasons due to being suspended by the league, on top of being fined 11 (!) times for his on-field antics.
The NFL clearly didn’t see Burfict as just a “misunderstood” player.
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