Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, ESPN reports.
Burfict isn't a stranger to suspensions, but this is the first time he faces missing games because of PEDs. The report also indicated Burfict is expected to appeal, but a date for that has not been set yet.
The 27-year-old has been suspended previously for violating the NFL's player safety rules, including a three-game suspension (reduced from five on appeal) after a hit in preseason on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman.
He signed a three-year extension worth $38.7 million last September, but he played just 10 games last year as a result of injuries and suspensions.