Vontaze Burfict will remain suspended for the rest of the 2019 season following Wednesday's ruling in his appeal hearing.
The league first announced Burfict's suspension on Sept. 30, one day after he was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jack Doyle in the second quarter of Oakland's 31-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that Burfict was unlikely to win his appeal because of "past transgressions that include numerous fines and prior suspensions for repeated violations of player safety rules."
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the NFL notified Burfict of a second illegal hit against the Colts that would be used in its defense against his appeal.
Burfict has a history of being disciplined for illegal hits throughout his career. The 29-year-old was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Antonio Brown in an AFC Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He received a five-game suspension in 2017 for a blindside block against Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, but it was reduced to three games on appeal.
The Raiders signed Burfict to a one-year deal in the offseason. He started each of the team's first four games, recording 18 combined tackles and one pass breakup.