Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 14: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals goes up for a catch as it is broken up by Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers in the first half at Candlestick Park on December 14, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The pass was ruled incomplete after a Cardinals challenge. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the head and neck area in the season opener last Sunday. The hit, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty, resulted in Cumberland needing stitches to his chin. It was also one of a few plays in the Jets' 18-17 win that drew fines. Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness when he shoved Jets quarterback Geno Smith to the ground out of bounds - leading to the winning field goal. Jets safety Dawan Landry was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness after he hit wide receiver Mike Williams - deemed a defenseless player - in the head and neck area after he caught a 17-yard touchdown pass. --- AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
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