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Vontaze Burfict suspension lifted, per NFL transaction wire

Vontaze Burfict is no longer on the NFL's naughty list, as the NFL transaction wire showed his season-long suspension has been lifted.
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Jon Gruden blasts NFL over Vontaze Burfict suspension

It seems like eons ago that troubled Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the remainder of the season. It...
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Raiders DC calls Vontaze Burfict suspension a ‘witch hunt’

We're not even sure where to start with this one. Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther has coached suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict throughout his entire...
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NFL found Vontaze Burfict made a second helmet-to-helmet hit against Colts

As Vontaze Burfict prepares to appeal his 12-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Jack Doyle, the NFL has discovered a second such illegal hit...
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Frank Reich on Vontaze Burfict 12-game suspension: ‘Very appropriate’

Vontaze Burfict was suspended the rest of the season by the NFL for his vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
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Vontaze Burfict has now lost more than $5 million due to fines and suspensions

The NFL announced Monday morning that Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the remainder of the season for yet another helmet-to-helmet hit....
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WATCH: Vontaze Burfict ejected for targeting on dirty helmet-to-helmet hit

Known for being one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was at it again Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Dec 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on the sidelines against the Denver Broncos during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Tomlin hopes NFL ejection rule ‘will change behavior’

The NFL Competition Committee will likely vote to pass a rule proposed by Roger Goodell, that would eject a player from a game if he draws two fouls...
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Vontaze Burfict supportive of Le’Veon Bell’s rehab: ‘Good to see you back running’

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's season came to an abrupt end last year when he sustained an MCL and PCL injury while being tackled by Cincinnati...
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Vontaze Burfict refuses to accept blame for Bengals’ playoff loss

Vontaze Burfict doesn't think he deserves responsibility for the Cincinnati Bengals' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers a couple of months ago in the wild card round. The inside...
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Report: NFL upholds Vontaze Burfict’s 3-game suspension

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will serve a three-game suspension to start the 2016 NFL season after the discipline was upheld in an appeal, per Dan Graziano...
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Report: Vontaze Burfict seeking sit-down with Roger Goodell to reduce suspension

After being hit with a three-game ban for the start of the 2016 NFL season, Vontaze Burfict reportedly hopes to convince Roger Goodell to reduce the suspension in a...
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Report: Vontaze Burfict previously fined $50,000 for dirty hit on Maxx Williams

Vontaze Burfict reportedly had already been fined $50,000 for his vicious, dirty hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams in Week 17, well before his infamous...
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Vontaze Burfict suspended three games

Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for three games. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was banned for "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules," per NFL.com. The fact that he is suspended...
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Marvin Lewis defends Vontaze Burfict: ‘It didn’t go over the edge’

Marvin Lewis may need the NFL to take him through a weekend course about where "the edge" is when it comes to player safety and what is...
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Report: Antonio Brown still in NFL concussion protocol, despite ‘faking’ claim of Adam Jones

Despite what Adam Jones would have us believe, Antonio Brown did indeed suffer a concussion Saturday when Vontaze Burfict laid him out late in the fourth quarter. Adam...
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Adam Jones: Antonio Brown was faking it, deserves a Grammy

The Cincinnati Bengals suffered a gut-wrenching loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a controversial hit from Vontaze Burfict on Antonio Brown played a significant role in the...
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Adam Jones says Antonio Brown deserves an Oscar for ‘flopping’ on Vontaze Burfict hit

Adam Jones has some delusions about what when down on Saturday night when Vontaze Burfict laid out Antonio Brown, causing a concussion. According to Jones, Brown "flopped" on...
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WATCH: Was Vontaze Burfict’s sack on Ben Roethlisberger a dirty play?

Upon further review, it sure looks like Vontaze Burfict's sack of Ben Roethlisberger early in the fourth quarter included some extra-curricular activity that constitutes a dirty play. Here's...
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WATCH: Vontaze Burfict costs the Bengals playoff win with stupid penalty

We all knew it was coming. Vontaze Burfict was out of control for most of the second half of Saturday's AFC Wild Card game featuring the Cincinnati...
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Boomer Esiason: Vontaze Burfict should get two-game suspension

One of the Cincinnati Bengals' all-time greats apparently doesn't think too highly of one of their current stars. In an interview with Jim Rome, former Bengals quarterback Boomer...
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Vontaze Burfict fined for low hit on Ben Roethlisberger

The Bengals and Steelers concluded their regular season series on Sunday, but the drama between the two AFC North rivals just won't go away. After the game, Steelers...
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WATCH: Tempers flare before Steelers vs. Bengals game

We all knew the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals would be raring to go on Sunday, and the two teams got things started early with a pre-game...

From Outcast to Captain, Vontaze Burfict’s Redemption Story

Former Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict entered his junior season as an All-American and likely top-10 pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He was mean and passionate...