Update: Report: Vontaze Burfict Facing Season-Long Ban

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The Raiders Vontaze Burfict is facing the possibility of a season-long suspension for a series of illegal hits, including a particularly vicious hit on Sunday, according to ESPN.

During a game against the Colts, Burfict lowered his head and delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit to tight end Jack Doyle.


“Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said after the game that the ejection was “a tough decision,” but the call to suspend Burfict probably won’t be a difficult one. He’s served two other multi-game suspensions for on-field infractions and has been fined regularly — over $165,000 last season — for delivering illegal hits during games,” Pro Football Talk reports.

Should Burfict receive a season-long suspension, he might have played his last game as a Raider. Burfict is only under contract for this season.

UPDATE: Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season.

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