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Vontaze Burfict (No. 55) was marked for unnecessary roughness after he lowered his head and hit Doyle, who was on one knee near midfield after catching a five-meter pass with 11:34 left in the second quarter

Raiders & # 39; Vontaze Burfict & # 39; faces seasonal suspension & # 39; after he was ejected for his vicious helmet-on-helmet hit on Colts & # 39; Jack Doyle

  • Vontaze Burfict of Oakland can be suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season for the late helmet-on-helmet hit he delivered on Colts TE Jack Doyle
  • Burfict was marked for unnecessary roughness after he had lowered his head and hit Doyle, who was on one knee and defenseless at that time
  • Burfict was ejected after the game was reviewed by competition officials in New York
  • Burfict is no stranger to controversy. While playing for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2012-18, he collected more than $ 4 million in fines on the pitch
  • He was suspended in 2016 and 2017 for violating player safety policy, and again in 2018 for violating competition policy on performance enhancing drugs
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Veteran Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict could be suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season for the late, helmet-to-helmet hit that he delivered Sunday at the tight end of Indianapolis Colts Jack Doyle.

According to ESPN, who reported the possible seasonal ban, Burfict will already know his fate on Monday. Regardless of the decision of the competition, Burfict could appeal against any suspension.

The 29-year-old was flagged for unnecessary roughness after he lowered his head and hit Doyle, who was on one knee near midfield after catching a five-meter pass with 11:34 left in the second quarter.

Burfict was ejected after the game was reviewed by competition officials in New York.

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Vontaze Burfict (No. 55) was marked for unnecessary roughness after he lowered his head and hit Doyle, who was on one knee near midfield after catching a five-meter pass with 11:34 left in the second quarter

Burfict was ejected after the game was reviewed by competition officials in New York

Burfict was ejected after the game was reviewed by competition officials in New York

Vontaze Burfict (No. 55) was marked for unnecessary roughness after he lowered his head and hit Doyle, who was on one knee near the midfield after catching a five-meter pass with 11:34 left in the second quarter. He as ejected after the game was judged by league officials

Vontaze Burfict could be suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season for the late, helmet-to-helmet hit that he delivered to Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday

Vontaze Burfict could be suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season for the late, helmet-to-helmet hit that he delivered to Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday

Vontaze Burfict could be suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the season for the late, helmet-to-helmet hit that he delivered to Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday

Burfict, 31, is no stranger to controversy or dangerous play. In a turbulent period of seven years with the Bengal of 2012-18, he collected more than $ 4 million in fines on the field

Burfict, 31, is no stranger to controversy or dangerous play. In a turbulent period of seven years with the Bengal of 2012-18, he collected more than $ 4 million in fines on the field

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Burfict, 31, is no stranger to controversy or dangerous play. In a turbulent period of seven years with the Bengal of 2012-18, he collected more than $ 4 million in fines on the field

The Raiders then led 21-7.

Burfict is no stranger to controversy or dangerous play. In a turbulent seven-year process with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2012-18, he collected more than $ 4 million in fines on the field.

He was suspended by the NFL to start both the 2016 and 2017 seasons for violating player safety policy, and again in 2018 for violating competition policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Burfict signed a $ 5 million contract with the Raiders in March and was eventually named one of the team captains.

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& # 39; It is a difficult decision, it is a difficult decision. I think it was a flag, & Raiders coach Jon Gruden said after Sunday's win. & # 39; It was very well documented that the competition would review these games in New York City this year.

& # 39; So that's what happened and I'll wait to hear what their reasoning was. But it was a punishment, he went there with his head down, it was called and unfortunately for us it was an excrement. & # 39;

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