Posted September 18, 2013

NFL Appeals Board overturns Bucs safety Dashon Goldson’s suspension, fines him $100K for hit

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Bucs safety Dashon Goldson's suspension was overturned Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson’s suspension was overturned Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

The NFL Appeals Board has overturned the one-game suspension given to Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports on Twitter.

Instead, Goldson has been fined $100,000 for the play, reports FOXSports1′s Alex Marvez. Goldson would have lost more than $250,000 in salary had he been suspended.

Goldson drew a 15-yard penalty on the hit. It was the fifth unnecessary roughness call against him since 2011 and his second of the 2013 season.

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He was fined $30,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland during Week 1.


1 comments
6marK6
6marK6

Clearly an illegal hit from someone that has been guilty of it on many occasions. He appeals and the punishment is reduced dramatically. Please, educate how the appeals process works?