Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict really let it fly with his first public comments since being suspended for the NFL season after a Sept. 29 hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
Speaking in the wake of Myles Garrett being suspended by the league for at least the remainder of the 2019 season for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet, Bufict sees the suspension as proof that his punishment is excessive.
“The NFL had to suspend somebody for that last night, since that wasn’t a football act,” Burfict told The Athletic. “My suspension was a football act. I was hitting somebody. I wasn’t taking a helmet off and swinging it at somebody.”
Burfict then went a step further when he spoke about the meeting he had with the league office and commissioner Roger Goodell following his suspension. It’s likely what he said could affect his petition for reinstatement next season.
“I met Roger Goodell in New York, and he was a total bitch,” Burfict said. “He was a bitch. He didn’t let anybody speak. He rushed us in and out of the meeting. The meeting was bullshit. He already had the suspension in his hand.”
Burfict put together a video of clean plays and dirty plays against him that he didn’t retaliate to according to ESPN. Burfict says it didn’t have an affect.
“They didn’t give a fuck about that shit.”