Bengals’ Vontaze Burfict Suspended Five Games By The NFL For Delivering Blindside Cheap Shot During Preseason Game

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been given a five-game suspension by the NFL for an illegal hit against Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman during a preseason game.

In the video below you can see Burfict deliver a crushing blow to Sherman who was nowhere near where the pass was thrown.

According to Schefter the hit violated the NFL’s new rule on hitting a running back in a defenseless position.

Burfict, who is a repeat offender and was suspended for three games back in 2016, will be appealing the decision.