NFL suspends Bucs’ Goldson after helmet-to-helmet hit

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Updated: November 18, 2013

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The NFL announced on Monday that Tampa Bay
Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson will be suspended one game for his helmet-to-
helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White in Sunday’s 41-28 home
triumph.

The violation of unnecessary contact was the third Goldson has been penalized
for by the League office. Goldson was fined $30,000 for striking a defenseless
player in the head and neck area in Week 1 against the New York Jets.

He was then initially suspended for one game for making direct, helmet-to-
helmet contact to a defensless player in Week 2 against the New Orleans
Saints, but the violation was reduced to a $100,000 fine after an appeal.

Goldson may not participate in any football activities during the suspension,
which will take place this Sunday against the Detroit Lions. He will be
reinstated on Nov. 25.

Goldson has played in eight games this season in his first year with Tampa
Bay, recording 50 tackles (39 solo) with one forced fumble and an
interception.