NFL News: Cincinnati Bengals’ Vontaze Burfict Suspended For Three Games For Safety Violations
Cincinnati Bengals will miss the services of controversial line-backer Vontaze Burfict in the opening three games next season.Advertisement
The league on Monday announced that Burfict has been suspended without pay for three games due to repeated violation of safety-related player rules. The Bengals lost 16-18 to the Steelers in the wild card game on Saturday. The league ruled that Burfict should have avoided the hit that concussed Antonio Brown, which gave the Steelers the field position for a winning kick.
The suspension was imposed by Merton Hanks, the vice president of NFL football operations. According to Hanks, Burfict’s action was unethical and posed possibility of injury for his opponent.
The league also added in its statement that it is reviewing the conduct of the coaches and the other players of the Bengal-Steelers game.
Agent Audie Attar confirmed that the player will appeal the suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Vontaze Burfict has been a repeated offender. He has been fined four times in 2015.