What a bloody joke, 5 games for a legal hit on the Chiefs FB in last week's preseason game. NFL who denied the concussion issue for years now so high and bloody mighty on player safety. Burfict knocked the FB down with a shoulder to the chest as he came out the backfield on a route, happened within 5yrs of the line of scrimmage..no helmet to helmet contact, it was a hard but legal play that happens week after week. No flags,not even pushing and shoving after the play yet 55 is hit with this.
The Bengals should fight this all the way, the 3 game suspension after the Brown hit was a joke but this is just plain wrong. They are going after Burfict and the lazy "thug" narrative even when he has never been in trouble off the field. On it I'll be the first to admit he pushes it but if he was wearing Black and Gold or Purple he would be an enforcer or batsman or chippy...play with the Bengals...thug. Sick to the back teeth of this.