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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict gets set for a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict will remain suspended for the remainder of the season after his suspension was upheld on Wednesday.

According to NFL SVP of Football and International Communications Michael Signora, appeals officer Derrick Brooks, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, on Wednesday upheld Vonaze Burfict's suspension. 

Burfict initially received his suspension on Sept. 30 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

As a result of the suspension, Burfict will miss the final games of the season and any playoff games for "repeated violations of unnecessary roughness rules." He has been suspended three times in his career for hits violating the league's player safety rules. 

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