Free Agent LB Vontaze Burfict Arrested On Battery Charge


According to ESPN, free agent LB Vontaze Burfict was arrested early Saturday in Nevada on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Vontaze Burfict

Records show that Burfict was being held on $1,000 bond and a hearing was scheduled for Monday pertaining to his case.

As of now, there’s no information available regarding the incident that led to Burfict’s arrest.

The NFL reinstated Burfict from suspension this past February.

Burfict wound up sitting out the final 12 games of the 2019 season for repeat violations of player safety rules following a helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts TE Jack Doyle. He later filed an appeal, but his suspension was ultimately upheld.

Burfict, 30, wound up signing on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $20 million contract when the Bengals signed him to a three-year $38.68M extension last year.

Burfict was set to make base salaries of $5 million (2019), and $6.18 million (2020) over the remainder of the contract when the Bengals cut him loose. He later signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Raiders last year. 

In 2019, Burfict appeared in four games and recorded 18 tackles and a pass defense.

We have him included in our Top 50 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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