Report: NFL considering suspension for Dashon Goldson

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Monday September 16th, 2013

Dashon Goldson has been flagged for helmet-to-helmet hits in each of the Bucs first two games. (AP) Dashon Goldson has been flagged for helmet-to-helmet hits in each of the Bucs' first two games. (AP)

Dashon Goldson was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles on Sunday, a week after he was fined $30,000 for a similar hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. As a result, the NFL is considering a suspension for Goldson, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Cumberland had to leave the Week 1 game to receive stitches in his chin after Goldson led with his helmet to break up a pass. Goldson was called for a personal foul because Cumberland was considered a “defenseless” receiver.

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After the Jets game, Goldson told reporters that he can’t “play timid” and has to “play football,” while the referees have a “tough job” in officiating hard hits.

Goldson has racked up quite a disciplinary file with the league, having been called for 13 personal fouls since 2010 and fined more than $70,000 last season. He signed with the Bucs in March after six seasons with the 49ers.

The Buccaneers have been flagged for 23 penalties in their first two games.

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