A couple of weeks ago, Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict proved he is what literally everyone thought he was when he once again cemented his status as the dirtiest player in the NFL thanks to a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on the Colts’ Jack Doyle.
Burfict was rightfully ejected from the contest, and the following day, the NFL announced it had decided to suspend him for the rest of the season after he repeatedly proved he lacked the ability to learn his lesson.
Noted shithead Bill Romanowski came out in support of Burfict and Derek Carr also voiced his displeasure but the vast majority of rational and reasonable people—including Le’Veon Bell—were thrilled to see justice was finally served.
When you consider just how much money he was slated to miss out on, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when we learned Burfict had decided to appeal the punishment. Thankfully, reason has prevailed.
According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL announced on Wednesday night that it would be upholding the punishment it doled out, which means Burfict will be forced to sit out the rest of the season in addition to any postseason games if the Raiders somehow manage to make the playoffs for what would be only the second time since 2003.
As The Spun notes, Burfict will now have been suspended for a total of 22 games over the course of his time in the league and has missed out on at least $4.5 million due to suspensions and various fines.
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