Burfict, who can’t stay out of trouble, is facing a five-game suspension for an illegal hit on Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman in a preseason game on Aug. 19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
With anyone else you might be surprised that a player who has such a lengthy history of getting in trouble for cheap shots would avoid an illegal hit in a preseason game, but Burfict is the same player who dove at the knees of teammate Giovani Bernard in practice.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had just released the ball when Burfict hit Sherman for no reason.
The film shows that the hit was legal, that Vontaze engaged his opponent from the front, and that contact was shoulder-to-chest.
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