Former NFL player arrested
Canadian Press – December 5, 2020 / 19:04 | Story: 318462
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FILE – This is a 2012 photo from the Cincinnati Bengal NFL football team Vontaze Burfict. Former NFL player Burfict was arrested on Saturday, December 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. Court documents show that Burfict was arrested on suspicion of violating the battery. (AP photo, file)
Former NFL player Vontaze Burfict, the match manager who received the heaviest penalty in league history in 2019, was arrested in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to court records.
Las Vegas Court online records say Burfict was arrested for incorrect battery charging. Those records did not identify Burfict’s lawyer who could comment on the allegation on his behalf.
The 30-year-old Burfikts was released after his own confession, according to court data.
Police officers did not respond immediately to the call from the Associated Press, and the circumstances of Burfict’s arrest were not immediately available.
Burfict played for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL stopped him on September 30, 2019 for a helmet-helmet blow to the Indianapolis Colts in a close deal with Jack Doil.
The league referred to Burfict’s “repeated breaches of unnecessary roughness rules” and his appeal against the suspension was dismissed.
This was the third time that Burfict had been stopped by a dangerous shot on the field and several others, resulting in fines.
Burfict played eight parts of the NFL season, seven of which were on the Cincinnati Bengal team. Bengal released Burfict in March 2019.
Burfict, a Los Angeles, attended Arizona State University.