Latest On Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict

The appeal hearing for Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict will take place on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter) hears. As it stands, Burfict is facing a suspension that would sideline him for the rest of the season. 

Per the collective bargaining agreement, these sessions are heard by an appeals officer jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA. This hearing will be presided by Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, who upheld Burfict’s three-game suspension in 2016 after his controversial hit on Antonio Brown.

The NFL moved to keep Burfict off the field for the final 13 weeks of the ’19 campaign after he drove his head into Jack Doyle‘s helmet on Sunday. Burfict’s history won’t help him here but this is, by far, the lengthiest suspension ever set against a player for an on-field infraction, so Burfict may have a good chance at getting the suspension reduced.

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15 comments on “Latest On Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict

  1. UpUpnHeaHea

    Make sure Derrick Brooks watch the video of him running off the field with that smile on his face blowing kisses to the crowd !!!!

  2. K3vin

    Vintage believes as long as he doesn’t paralyze or kill someone it’s all good.

  3. Bdd1967

    This Burfict fool needs to be banned for life. How many times is this idiot going to be allowed to take a free shot at paralyzing someone because he thinks he’s tough? So when he does paralyze someone and completely change their life…will he face criminal charges or will the players union and NFL realize what a timebomb they have the chance to neutralize before it’s too late?? This SOB needs to be eliminated from the league permanently!!

    • Rocket32

      Bdd1967 I agree, how many more times does he need to prove that he’s never gonna learn? He is who he is at this point and he’s going to do what he wants. He’s proven that suspensions aren’t gonna stop him. He’ll just keep doing it every time he comes back. League finally needs to bring the hammer down on this guy.

  4. JJB0811

    2 of 3 Gruden’s ‘big offseason acquisitions’ are no longer Raiders! Brown & this loser. Can’t wait until the guard snaps! Somehow though, Gruden will blame his QB for all of this.

  5. lettersandnumbersonly

    Give him 8 games and some serious time visiting hospitals with spinal injury patients. Maybe he can learn some humility and appreciation for the opportunity to play in the NFL.

    • thelegendofmike

      I don’t. Have you seen his hits on players? That last one was particularly vicious.

    • mnsports

      Keep racism out of it. Does it matter what race he is? No. He’s a human being who’s made wayyyyy too many bad plays, and he deserves to be punished accordingly.

  6. bowserhound

    Why doesn’t anyone ask Jack Doyle what he thinks?

    He popped his head up and got whack-a-moled. Then he got right up and into the next play. If it were such a vicious hit he should’ve gone into the concussion protocol. Make up your minds people.

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