UPDATED 9/18: Dashon Goldson will be able to play against New England after all. On Wednesday morning, the NFL overturned his suspension.
Below is our previous write-up, when the suspension was first handed down:
As if the first two games of the season weren’t painful enough, the Bucs will play the next one without hard-hitting safety Dashon Goldson.
Goldson was suspended for one game without pay on Monday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Darren Sproles during Sunday’s loss to the Saints.
Goldson has a knack for drawing personal foul penalties over the past few years. I questioned the two he received in the opener against the Jets. But this hit was definitely helmet-to-helmet contact. He got fined for his actions against the Jets, and now he’s been suspended for next Sunday’s game against New England.
Bottom line: Goldson needs to clean up his act. I know he’s a hard-hitting safety, but if the refs are going to keep penalizing him for the way he hits, he needs to adjust, whether he wants to or not.
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