It didn’t happen without a fight, but the NFL has stood their ground and is upholding their decision to suspend Vontaze Burfict for the rest of the 2019 season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL had come to this decision last week. Burfict and the Oakland Raiders had a chance to appeal the ruling on Tuesday but ended up losing.
The hit that Burfict got suspended for was a helmet-to-helmet collision with Indianapolis Cots tight end, Jack Doyle. It was hardly the most violent hit in his career, but when you couple that with the fact that Burfict has a long track record of making questionable plays, it’s difficult for him to defend himself. The NFL also found a second instance of him making an “illegal” hit during the Colts game. Once that was revealed, Burfict was going to have a really hard time winning his appeal.
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