Vontaze Burfict’s Season-Long Suspension Upheld


The NFL announced Wednesday that Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict‘s season-long suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts TE Jack Doyle has been upheld following an appeal.

Burfict’s appeal was recently heard by the NFL, but it appears as though this wasn’t a hard decision for them make. 

Burfict, 29, 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 during the offseason. He later signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Raiders. 

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

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