Ex-NFL participant Burfict arrested in Vegas on battery cost

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former NFL participant Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who in 2019 acquired probably the most extreme punishment in league historical past for an on-field infraction, was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, in accordance with court docket data.

On-line data for Las Vegas Justice Courtroom stated Burfict was arrested on a misdemeanor battery cost. The data didn’t listing a protection lawyer for Burfict who may touch upon his behalf in regards to the allegation.


Burfict, 30, was launched on his personal recognizance, in accordance with court docket data.

Police officers didn’t instantly return a name from The Related Press and circumstances of Burfict’s arrest weren’t instantly out there.

Burfict was enjoying for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL on Sept. 30, 2019, suspended him for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight finish Jack Doyle.


The league cited “repeated violations of pointless roughness guidelines” by Burfict, and his attraction of the suspension was denied.

It was the third time Burfict had been suspended for a harmful hit on the sphere to associate with a number of others that led to fines.

Burfict performed elements of eight NFL seasons, seven of which had been with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals launched Burfict in March 2019.


A Los Angeles native, Burfict attended Arizona State College.

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