LAS VEGAS (AP/CBS13) — Former Oakland Raiders player Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who in 2019 received the most severe punishment in league history for a helmet-to-helmet hit, was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, according to court records.

Online records for Las Vegas Justice Court said Burfict was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge. The records did not list a defense attorney for Burfict who could comment on his behalf about the allegation.

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Burfict, 30, was released on his own recognizance, according to court records.

Burfict was playing for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL on Sept. 30, 2019, suspended him for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

The league cited “repeated violations of unnecessary roughness rules” by Burfict, and his appeal of the suspension was denied.

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It was the third time Burfict had been suspended for a dangerous hit on the field to go along with several others that led to fines.

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Burfict played parts of eight NFL seasons, seven of which were with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals released Burfict in March 2019.

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A Los Angeles native, Burfict attended Arizona State University.