Bill Carey
Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson's suspension was overturned Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) Bucs safety Dashon Goldson's suspension was overturned Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

The NFL Appeals Board has overturned the one-game suspension given to Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on Twitter.

Instead, Goldson has been fined $100,000 for the play, reports FOXSports1′s Alex Marvez. Goldson would have lost more than $250,000 in salary had he been suspended.

Goldson drew a 15-yard penalty on the hit. It was the fifth unnecessary roughness call against him since 2011 and his second of the 2013 season.

BURKE: What to make of the NFL's 0-2 teams He was fined $30,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland during Week 1.

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