Everyone should know Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals linebacker has been in trouble for his big, illegal hits before. I didn’t notice this in last week’s Chiefs-Bengals game but check him out in the lower right portion of the screen here (No. 55) and note the hit he puts on Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman. There is some debate whether this is actually illegal or not.
This is the hit that the NFL is suspending Vontaze Burfict 5 games for. pic.twitter.com/Xiyab0kdrC— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 28, 2017
I didn’t even notice this hit when it first went down. The Chiefs played the Bengals over a week ago so it’s taken some time for this news to get out. It was first leaked late Sunday night.
Burfict has already faced a suspension for an illegal hit so he was likely on the NFL’s radar. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting he is facing a whopping five-game suspension for this hit. So, preseason matters after all!