February 12, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Vontaze Burfict three-game suspension upheld
Appeals officer Derrick Brooks upheld Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension. Burfict was suspended for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the playoffs that caused a concussion. Burfict met Thursday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his on-field behavior and steps he could take to avoid further disciplinary action in the future. Burfict, his agents and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis were at the meeting Thursday with Goodell and NFL executi Troy Vincent. Burfict was fined $50,000 for a hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams. Burfict was fined three times for incidents against the Steelers that totaled $70,000. Burfict will lose $502,941 of his salary next season. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.