Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that appeals officer Derrick Brooks has upheld Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s three-game suspension after he appealed the ban.
James Walker and Coley Harvey of ESPN are reporting that Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell within the next week to discuss his behavior that led to him being suspended for three games.
Burfict ‘s suspension stems from his hit on WR Antonio Brown during their Wildcard loss to the Steelers and for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules.
He was previously been fined for safety-related violations four times in 2015, including a $50,000 fine for unnecessarily contacting an opponent who was out of the play in Cincinnati’s Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Burfict, 25, is entering the third year of his four-year, $20 million contract. He’ll make a base salary of $2.85 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Burfict appeared in 10 games and recorded 74 tackles, one sacks, two interceptions, and five pass defenses for the Bengals.