UPDATE: Goldson’s Suspension For Hit Overturned

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.

Photo Courtesy: AP

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