Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who made his name as the dirtiest player in the league with the Cincinnati Bengals, was suspended for the remainder of the season for lowering his helmet and trying to injure Colts tight end Jack Doyle.
Burfict is no stranger to drawing the ire of the league office, as he has accrued over $5 million in fines over his career:
-- 2013: Fined $10,000 for hitting Packers tight end Ryan Taylor in the groin.
-- 2013: Fined $21,000 for a hit on a defenseless Packers receiver in the same game.
-- 2013: Fined $7,875 for a facemask against Bills running back Fred Jackson.
-- 2013: Fined $21,000 for spearing Jets receiver Stephen Hill.
-- 2014: Fined $25,000 for grabbing and twisting Greg Olsen and Cam Newton's ankles.
-- 2014: Fined $69,454 for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties against the Steelers.
-- 2016: Suspended three games for his playoff game-losing hit on Antonio Brown, giving up $502,941.
-- 2016: Fined $75,000 for stepping on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.
-- 2016: Fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Bills.
-- 2017: Suspended five games (reduced to three on appeal) for an illegal hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, giving up $1,400,469.
-- 2017: Fined $12,154 for kicking Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix.
-- 2017: Ejected from a game against the Titans for making contact with an official.
-- 2018: Suspended four games for violating league's PED policy, giving up $1,839,631
-- 2018: Fined $112,000 for hits to the head of Antonio Brown and James Conner.
-- 2018: Fined $53,482 for lowering his helmet against Broncos fullback Andy Janovich,
-- 2019: Suspended for the rest of 2019 for an illegal hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle, giving up the rest of his $1,200,000 salary.
It's safe to say that Burfict is not learning his lesson at all, and that fines and suspensions aren't doing enough to stop him.