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Does Vontaze Burfict deserve a 5-game suspension?

Cincinnati Bengal linebacker Vontaze Burfict is in hot water again, being handed a five-game suspension for hitting a defenseless receiver in the team’s third preseason game. Burfict has a history of dirty play and deserves this harsh punishment. However, the play was not technically illegal as the contact was made within five yards of the line of scrimmage. What do you think? 🏈

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Vontaze Burfict hit Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, who was running across the field. Did his hit warrant a five-game ban?

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It seems like every week Vontaze Burfict is getting in some sort of trouble with his play on the field. At this point, it can't be a coincidence he is in the headlines for a dirty hit. 

His hit to the head and neck area of Sherman is just the latest example. He is a danger to himself and other players, and he won't learn anything if he's only fined or suspended two or three games. This five-game suspension is justified. Hopefully, it'll teach him a lesson.

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Vontaze Burfict had his moments in the past, but this is a witch hunt. Burfict made a perfectly legal play within five yards of the line of scrimmage. It's not his fault Sherman didn't keep his head on a swivel. 

Burfict's part in the play looks a lot worse than it really was. Handing him a five-game suspension for hitting a receiver in the chest with his shoulder is unfair and wrong. The league should reduce the suspension at least, but he really shouldn't be banned at all.

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Does Vontaze Burfict deserve a 5-game suspension?
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