- 49ers downgraded LB Azeez Al-Shaair (concussion) from questionable to out for Sunday’s game. (Matt Maiocco)
- The 49ers also officially ruled out DT D.J. Jones (groin) and OT Joe Staley (groin), and list RB Matt Breida, K Robbie Gould, and TE George Kittle as doubtful.
- The Kansas City Chiefs officially ruled out TE Blake Bell, DE Emmanuel Ogbah, and DE Alex Okafor for Monday’s game and list CB Kendall Fuller and RB Damien Williams as questionable.
- Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Chiefs RB Damien Williams is expected to travel with the team to their Monday Night game in Mexico City after being excused from Saturday’s practice due to personal reasons.
“The NFL had to suspend somebody for that last night, since that wasn’t a football act,” Burfict tells Vic Tafur of The Athletic. “My suspension was a football act. I was hitting somebody. I wasn’t taking a helmet off and swinging it at somebody.”
Burfict said he turned the game off after the brawl broke out because he didn’t want his daughters seeing that.
“I don’t want them to see that,” Burfict said. “Because that’s not what I do. That’s not part of football. I hit people on the field during the game. And they say that’s dirty, yeah, whatever. I get hit, too, during the games, so don’t complain. It’s football, bro.”
Burfict blasted commissioner Roger Goodell for how he handled his appeal hearing.
“I met Roger Goodell in New York, and he was a total b—-,” Burfict said. “He was a b—-. He didn’t let anybody speak. He rushed us in and out of the meeting. The meeting was bulls—. He already had the suspension in his hand.”
As for his future in the NFL, Burfict says he intends to be back on the field next year.
“Yeah, I’m coming back,” Burfict said, “The NFL can’t kick me out like that. They are going to have to kill me. I am too strong for that.”