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06/15/16 - WLB Vontaze Burfict did practice on Tuesday's first day of mini-camp, but was held out of Wednesday's second day. Burfict will miss the first three games of the season after being suspended by the NFL for repeated violations of player safety rules.
The last of these violations came when Burfict was flagged 15 yards for a personal foul against Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown late in their AFC Wild Card Game last January. The penalty, plus a subsequent 15-yard call against cornerback Adam Jones, put the Steelers in position to kick a 35-yard field goal that gave them an 18-16 victory at Paul Brown Stadium.
05/31/16 - LB Vontaze Burfict participated in 11 of 11 drills Tuesday during organized team activities and was his usual aggressive self, forcing a fumble in the red zone and going all out. Burfict is suspended for the first three games of this season for frequent player safety violations.
02/11/16 - LB Vontaze Burfict had his three-game suspension upheld. Burfict recently had his case heard by NFL appeals office Derrick Brooks, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers standout and Hall of Famer. The suspension was handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell for the first three games of the 2016 regular season due to repeated violation of safety-related playing rules.
02/11/16 - The three-game suspension of Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was upheld, according to published reports.
Burfict recently had his case heard by NFL appeals office Derrick Brooks, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers standout and Hall of Famer.
The suspension was handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell for the first three games of the 2016 regular season due to repeated violations of safety-related playing rules.
The disciplinary actions came after Burfict's questionable behavior during a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most notable was a blow to the head of receiver Antonio Brown that resulted in a concussion.
Burfict and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis met with Goodell and NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent on Thursday. The meeting was designed to discuss Burfict's pattern of behavior throughout his career.
Burfict has drawn 16 personal fouls during his five NFL seasons and Goodell is concerned with the high number of incidents.
Burfict and Lewis were inquiring on what changes Burfict could make to avoid further disciplinary issues.
In 2015, Burfict was fined $50,000 for a hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams and $70,000 for three incidents in a regular-season contest with the Steelers. Those episodes with Pittsburgh set the stage for a contentious playoff contest in which Brown was injured and unable to play in the following week's AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos.
The three-game suspension will cost Burfict $502,941 of his 2016 salary. He is entering the third season of a four-year, $20 million contract.
01/12/16 - LB Vontaze Burfict received a three-game suspension from the NFL on Monday for his hit to the head of Steelers WR Antonio Brown on Saturday.
According to the NFL's statement, Burfict was suspended for being a repeat offender of "violations of safety-related playing rules." Multiple reports state Burfict plans to appeal the suspension.
Burfict was fined nearly $70,000 for three separate incidents when the Steelers and Bengals met in December, accounting for about half of the nearly $140,000 in fines levied to players on both teams. He also was fined $50,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore TE Maxx Williams on Jan. 3.
In 2014, he was fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Panthers QB Cam Newton.