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Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict suspended 3 games

The league has dropped the hammer on the Bengals linebacker

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

There's no question that Vontaze Burfict is a dirty player. There's been plenty of times where his dirty hits have gotten him fines and there's been plenty of of other times where he's managed to get away with it. The only question has been when the league is going to bring the hammer down on it's problem child. We've personally called for the NFL to give him some form of punishment.  Ask no longer, the NFL has finally suspended Vontaze Burfict for his actions.

Vontaze Burfict has been given a three-game suspension for repeated violations of player safety rules. He has also been given a $50,000 fine for his hit on Maxx Williams in Week 17.

Depending on how the league schedule goes down, Burfict might miss a game against the Ravens. But even if he doesn't, it's still a well-deserved suspension for a guy who is probably the dirtiest player in the NFL. Burfict has three days to appeal his suspension, but something tells me that the league will choose to uphold this one based off of Burfict's lengthy history

Burfict has a long history of hits that you can view here, of going for dirty shots, from twisting the ankles of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and quarterback Cam Newton, to an obvious late hit towards the knees of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, to his illegal hit of Maxx Williams in Week 17, and most recently his brutal hit on a defenseless Antonio Brown during Saturday's Steelers-Bengals game that helped lose the game for the Bengals.

Vontaze Burfict has a long record of cheap shots on opposing players, and I am glad the league finally decided to take Burfict off the field instead of just taking a few dollars out of his pocket.