If you had Week 4 in the “Vontaze Burfict does something dirty to get ejected/fined/suspended” pool, you can claim your winnings.
Burfict, the former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker now with the Oakland Raiders, has a reputation as the dirtiest player in football.
So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, he was ejected for hitting Colts tight end Jack Doyle in the helmet.
Vontaze Burfict............. SMH! pic.twitter.com/M4nfgDdeot— #BusinessAintBoomin (@ftbeard_17) September 29, 2019
Doyle was getting up from the ground after a short catch when Burfict came in with a helmet-to-helmet hit.
He was given a 15-yard penalty and kicked out of the game.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden wasn’t happy with the officials for ejecting his player, but it was the type of hit the NFL wants to get out of the game.
Dirtiest player in the NFL?
And it’s not like Burfict is a stranger to those types of hits.
It was blatant, and the type of headhunting move he has done before.
According to Spotrac, Burfict has more than US$4.2 million in career fines and has been suspended 10 games. The NFL won’t be pleased to see him with another violation of that type.
The Raiders went on for the rest of the game without Burfict in a 31-24 victory.
He’ll likely get fined, and given his history, a suspension could happen too.
Fans were up in arms over the hit, many labelling it ‘disgusting’ and ‘dirty’.
Vontaze Burfict does this every single year and doesn’t change... he still has an nfl job. Kaepernick does not. It’s an absolute disgrace that the NFL is keeping Kaep away but allow this trash in their league. https://t.co/414D7F0Mn8— Teemu Pukki Stan Account (@bob_clone116) September 29, 2019
Burfict is an absolutely disgusting football player.— Evan Ausbrooks (@Evan_Ausbrooks) September 29, 2019
At what point do you call a repeated offender of headhunting a disgusting display of football. Why has Burfict not been banned from this game? https://t.co/UvBi4y8wKp— ConcussionConnection (@concussconnect) September 29, 2019
Seriously, this is disgusting......Burfict should be suspended the rest of the season for this. https://t.co/vXyZhxO75H— Play Like A Jet (@Playlikeajet1) September 29, 2019
Get this dude out of the league already https://t.co/k8jOSBNxWJ— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 29, 2019