According to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, the league is going to suspended Buccaneers Dashon Goldson for an illegal hit he had in the game against the Atlanta Falcons. Goodson is appealing the suspension. Goldson is no stranger to the league office with his style of tackling and being an intimidating safety.
This would be the second time Goldson has been threatened with a suspension for hits he has had this season. In week two, he had a hit against Darren Sproles that the league initially said would be a suspension. After appeal, Goldson’s punishment was reduced to a $100,000 fine. Goldson is quickly becoming the most fine-able NFL player not named Ndamukong Suh.
The Buccaneers were able to win the game against the Falcons, their second in a row after beating the Miami Dolphins on Monday night last week. The newly streaking Bucs prepare to play the Detroit Lions on the road and win what would be their third win in a row and move them to 3-8. The two most notorious hitters in the league, at least from the league office’s standpoint, may miss each other if this suspension holds up under the appeal.