​It's officially official. 


Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is viewed by many as one of the dirtiest players in the league; but usually that's for his antics out on the field, not for what he's putting into his body in the offseason. 


Now, it looks like it can be both. According to reports, the NFL is ​officially suspending Burfict four games for a violation of the PED policy. 

The suspension was originally announced back in ​​March, but it was expected that Burfict would work to appeal the suspension and either get it reversed or reduced. 


However, that clearly did not work out, and now Burfict will be suspended to start the 2018 season. He will be able to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games though. 

​​The Bengals already confirmed that ​they'll be holding on to him despite the suspension, which means we'll likely see Burfict take the field for Cincy in Week 5.