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BUCS S DASHON GOLDSON RECEIVES ONE-GAME SUSPENSION FOR VIOLATION OF PLAYER SAFETY RULES - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver during a Week 1 loss to the New York Jets. But that fi…ne didn’t stop him from laying a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles. Goldson was flagged for both those hits and is expected to be fined for Sunday’s hit on Sproles. As we reported earlier Monday, Goldson has been flagged 15 times for personal fouls since 2010, the most in the league. And apparently the NFL is tired of Goldson’s on-field infractions and announced that it has suspended him for one game with no pay. According to the NFL statement, the punishment is for “a flagrant and repeat violation of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks. Goldson may not practice this week nor play in the Buccaneers’ game this Sunday against the New England Patriots. He may not participate in any football activities with the team during the suspension.”Goldson is eligible to return to the team Monday, Sept. 23. He is appealing the suspension and will get an expedited hearing and decision in advance of Sunday’s game. That appeal would be heard either by former Ravens center Matt Birk or former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell. (Photo: Associated Press)
BUCS S DASHON GOLDSON RECEIVES ONE-GAME SUSPENSION FOR VIOLATION OF PLAYER SAFETY RULES - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver during a Week 1 loss to the New York Jets. But that fine didn’t stop him from laying a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles.

Goldson was flagged for both those hits and is expected to be fined for Sunday’s hit on Sproles. As we reported earlier Monday, Goldson has been flagged 15 times for personal fouls since 2010, the most in the league. And apparently the NFL is tired of Goldson’s on-field infractions and announced that it has suspended him for one game with no pay.

According to the NFL statement, the punishment is for “a flagrant and repeat violation of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks. Goldson may not practice this week nor play in the Buccaneers’ game this Sunday against the New England Patriots. He may not participate in any football activities with the team during the suspension.”

Goldson is eligible to return to the team Monday, Sept. 23. He is appealing the suspension and will get an expedited hearing and decision in advance of Sunday’s game.

That appeal would be heard either by former Ravens center Matt Birk or former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell. (Photo: Associated Press)