According to NFL sources reporting to ESPN, Bengals star linebacker Vontaze Burfict may receive a 5-game suspension for his illegal hit against the Chiefs.
We all know Burfict is a repeat defender, unfortunately.
Burfict is appealing, sources said.
He’s been flagged 16 times now for unnecessary roughness, personal fouls, or roughing the passer calls. If his suspension happens, it’ll cost him almost $900,000.
Burfict was suspended the first three games of the 2016 season for numerous violations of player safety rules, including an illegal hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown during the 2015 playoffs.
We will keep you updated as we get more information on the matter. Hopefully he doesn’t get suspended.