NFL not suspending Dashon Goldson

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) illegally hits Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) and is charged with a 10-yard penalty during the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium. Arizona defeated Tampa Bay 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has decided not to suspend Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson for his hit on Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown. The video seems to show that he led with his shoulder and him him in the chest, but the referees threw flags on the play making a quick decision without the aide of slow motion replays.

If Dashon Goldson were to be suspended, it would’ve been the second time this season the NFL has decided to suspend him. Goldson had been suspended for his hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, which came after he was fined $30,000 for his hit on New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the season opener.

Goldson appealed the suspension and it was replaced with a $100,000 fine instead. It doesn’t seem that the NFL is considering a fine for Goldson’s hit either, or there hasn’t been any word on one yet.

Topics: Dashon Goldson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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