Cincy linebacker Vontaze Burfict made the highlights yesterday with a pick six yesterday off Kirk Cousins, but today he’s in the news for a more familiar reason, he’s facing a potential 5-game suspension from the NFL for a cheap shot in last week’s preseason game against the Chiefs.
The NFL is alleging that Burfict’s defenseless de-cleating of KC fullback Anthony Sherman is worthy of a suspension under league rules. Burfict faces the lengthy suspension because he is a repeat offender, stemming from his 2015 playoff headhunting of Antonio Brown. According to Adam Schefter, he will appeal the decision.
Here’s the hit:
The hit vs. Chiefs that resulted in Vontaze Burfict receiving a 5-game suspension that he’s now appealing. ?pic.twitter.com/KwxnCwqrbH
— Leading Sports Media (@LeadingSports_) August 28, 2017
Here’s the infamous head shot on Antonio Brown that landed Burfict in hot water with the league, initially:
— Comex Masters (@ComexMasters) January 15, 2016