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The NFL Is Suspending Vontaze Burfict 5 Games For An Illegal Hit

Vontaze Burfict hitting a player.

The star linebacker is set to be suspended five games.

Cincinnati is set to be without top linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a while.

The NFL is reportedly suspending the Bengals' defender five games for an illegal hit during a preseason game earlier this month.

ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news, saying Burfict is facing the suspension for a hit he made on Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman.

Here's the hit.

Burfict reportedly plans on appealing the suspension.