Burfict Takes A Break
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is working this offseason to adjust his style of play to the NFL’s guidelines in the wake of serving a 12-game suspension for a protective cap to-head protector hit, his operator told NFL Network.
“Vontaze has spent the entire offseason studying and learning the proper code of conduct for participation in the NFL. He has watched tape, talked with coaches and NFL experts, doing everything he can to conform his passionate play to the rules of the NFL.
This is a serious issue not only for Vontaze but all players, and he is serious about doing things the right way and being a leader in playing football the right way,” agent Peter Schaffer told NFL Network. Burfict, who played for the Raiders last season, was suspended for a Week 4 hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
He was catapulted from that game for the hit. The NFL refered to his rehashed infringement of pointless harshness administers in distributing the longest suspension ever for an on-field occurrence.
While with the Cincinnati Bengals, Burfict was over and again suspended by the NFL for unfortunate hits and damaging its approach on execution enhancers.
He was fined consistently for hits that went too far, most eminently the one to Antonio Brown’s head that spurred the Steelers to mobilize for a 18-16 season finisher win in the 2015 season.
That prompted a three-game suspension to begin the 2016 season. He additionally had a five-game suspension diminished to three games for a preseason hit in 2017.
He was additionally fined $112,000 in the 2018 season for hits on Brown and James Conner in a game against Pittsburgh.