Report: NFL considering suspension for Dashon Goldson
Dashon Goldson was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles on Sunday, a week after he was fined $30,000 for a similar hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. As a result, the NFL is considering a suspension for Goldson, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cumberland had to leave the Week 1 game to receive stitches in his chin after Goldson led with his helmet to break up a pass. Goldson was called for a personal foul because Cumberland was considered a “defenseless” receiver.
After the Jets game, Goldson told reporters that he can’t “play timid” and has to “play football,” while the referees have a “tough job” in officiating hard hits.
Goldson has racked up quite a disciplinary file with the league, having been called for 13 personal fouls since 2010 and fined more than $70,000 last season. He signed with the Bucs in March after six seasons with the 49ers.
The Buccaneers have been flagged for 23 penalties in their first two games.
NFL is considering suspending Bucs S Dashon Goldson for Sunday's helmet-to-helmet hit as well as his hit history.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2013