Vontaze Burfict has been suspended quite a lot during his career, but this time around, he may get the biggest suspension he has ever had.
The Oakland Raiders linebacker, who has a history of dirty plays throughout his NFL career, will be suspended after he was ejected after a helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
Chris Mortensen reports that the Oakland Raiders linebacker is facing a season-long suspension for that hit.
“I think it was penalized multiple times by multiple referees today. Nobody on the field in our stadium or in this zip code made the call to eject him. That came from New York City, so what can I do? I don’t have a cell phone on the field,” Gruden told reporters after the game.
“It’s a tough decision, it’s a tough call. I think it was a flag. It was very well-documented that the league was going to review those plays this year in New York City. So, that’s what happened and I’ll wait to hear what their reasoning was. But it was a penalty, he went in there with his head down, it was called and, unfortunately for us, it was an ejection.”
Burfict has appeared in four games and recorded 18 tackles and a pass defense in 2019.