The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, already reeling after two last second losses to open the season, will be without one of their key defenders this week when the team travels to take on the New England Patriots. S Dashon Goldson, flagged for yet another helmet to helmet hit against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday was suspended by the NFL league office on Monday for the Buccaneers upcoming game.
The NFL issued a statement regarding Goldson’s hit on Saints RB Darren Sproles on Monday. The league stated that Goldson’s hit was illegal contact which “clearly could have been avoided.” The league added that Goldson’s past behavior contributed to the suspension.
From Thepigskinreport earlier this afternoon-
The Buccaneers secondary play has drawn some league attention and newly acquired safety Dashon Goldson might be slapped with a suspension by the league. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Goldson could be suspended after yet another helmet to helmet hit against Saints RB Darren Sproles.
Aggressive play is nothing new to Goldson. He was fined $30,000 after week one after committing the same act against New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland. Schefter reports that since 2010, Goldson has drawn 15 personal foul flags and has received $70,000 in fines.
With his past history and the league really making a serious effort to cut down on concussions, I won’t be shocked to see some sort of suspension handed down.