There were some big time hits in the New Orleans Saints 16-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, but one could come with a price. ESPN reports that the NFL is considering suspending Buccaneers' safety Dashon Goldson for his hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles.
Goldson's past is really not working for his defense here either.
The hit on Sproles comes one week after Goldson delivered an illegal hit to New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. That hit cost him $30,000.
Making matters worse for Goldson is that since 2010, the Bucs' safety has 15 personal fouls, more than any other NFL player. Since 2010, Goldson has also been fined a total of $71,750 and that includes multiple helmet-to-helmet hits.
Sunday's helmet-to-helmet hit on Sproles may have been the last straw for the NFL as they are overly concerned with player safety, and Goldson seems to be ignoring all warnings.
The NFL will determine within the next 24 hours whether to suspend Dashon Goldson or not. Either way, there is sure to be a fine attached as well.
This is Goldson's first year with Tampa Bay after playing his first six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
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