Vontaze Burfict, a repeated offender of illegal/late hits, was suspended 5 games by the NFL for the hit he threw at defenseless Anthony Sherman’s head/neck.
Burfict appealed the suspension and just got word from the league that they’re reducing his suspension which is basically saying “go ahead, decapitate players, we do not care about player safety”.
— NFL (@NFL) August 30, 2017
This was the play that Burfict was suspended for. A completely unnecessary blind sided hit on a player that had zero involvement in the play. (excuse the really weird jazz music with the video, we didn’t make it)
Vontaze Burfict’s hit on Anthony Sherman was technically legal, but there is no benefit to making that hit. He took himself out of the play. pic.twitter.com/OPMk9qhBsl
— Ghost of Pepe (@Ghost_Of_Pepe) August 28, 2017
Now let me clarify and interpret something for you folks reading at home. Countless illegal hits, someone who has repeatedly been fined/suspended by the NFL does something like this and they now give him less games than alleged air pressure in footballs? Are you kidding me? On what planet does this make sense? This is precisely why the league are a bunch of frauds. They make no sense in literally everything they do.
Burfict is the same guy that dove at Gronk’s knees well, then Gronk barked back at him which was great:
— Charles (@charles_loyd_) October 16, 2016
Here’s a complete video guide of just some of the incidents Burfict has been involved in over the past 2 seasons (trust me, there’s more). The NFL just rewarded with a reduced suspension for being a POS, disgusting.
The NFL’s release about the reduced suspension is hilarious. They state all the reasons why he was suspended, deserved 5 games, specified he was a repeated offender, but then say ‘well, you’re good for 3 games now fam’. What a joke:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2017