Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has often found himself in situations over the last few years where he could fight and somehow escape any real negative fallout from the NFL for the most part. Well now it is becoming more and more clear that the NFL has had enough with Burfict as he can't escape a three game suspension from the NFL as the decision has been upheld according to ESPN.com.
Burfict met Thursday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, at Burfict's request, to discuss his behavior and what to do going forward.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February 11, 2016
The cause of the three game suspension was ignited due to Burfict's incident in the AFC Wild Card playoff game this past season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Burfict delivered helmet to helmet contact with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown as Brown was running across the middle of the field.
Brown went on to miss the Steelers next playoff game against the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round due to a concussion sustained by Burfict in the very same helmet to helmet contact incident.
Burfict was also fined $50,000 earlier this year for his hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams in week 17 of the 2015 season.