Found September 20, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Their color of the moment is yellow. And we're not talking caution. Penalties are a reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the NFC's five winless teams, the free-fallin' flags serving as thorns in their pewter-and-red backside. Already, they own a laundry list of whistle-worthy lowlights: Lavonte David's shove of Geno Smith, Dashon Goldson's flattening of Jeff Cumberland into a patch of MetLife Stadium turf, an illegal-formation penalty that wiped clean a 73-yard touchdown pass from Josh Freeman to Vincent Jackson on Sunday, Goldson's helmet tattooing Darren Sproles' forehead, Ahmad Black's helmet turning Jimmy Graham into a crash dummy. "Well, it's hurt our team," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Thursday. "I'm not one that says, 'We have to be No. 1 in lowest number of penalties.' That's not my belief. I think if you're really playing hard, you can be in the top 10." Here's one stat: The Bucs avera...

NFL overturns Bucs safety Dashon Goldson’s suspension for this week

Last year a similar situation occurred with Ed Reed,  but Goldson will still be hit with a 100k dollar fine for his Week 2 helmet-to-helmet hit on Darren Sproles. Goldson is known very well in the NFL because he is leading the league with 15 personal foul penalties since the start of the 2010 season, […]

NFL overturns suspension against Bucs' Dashon Goldson

TAMPA, Fla. Dashon Goldson will play this week, after all. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety won his appeal of a one-game suspension and is eligible to practice with his team Wednesday and play in a Week 3 matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. On Monday, the league suspended Goldson for a flagrant and repeat violation of player safety rules after...

Dashon Goldson pays the price for illegal hit

Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports With player safety becoming of paramount importance around the NFL over recent years the football world is no stranger to the fines and suspensions that come hand in hand with the clamp down on illegal hits. That’s why no one could claim to be surprised when it was announced Monday morning that Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson would...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Dashon Goldson has Suspension Overturned.

On Wednesday Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ safety Dashon Goldson won his appeal on his one-game suspension. The NFL overturned their initial ruling of a one-game suspension, for a lighter fine of $100,000. Goldson was set to lose $264,705 if he didn’t play in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. The suspension followed a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints running...

Darren Sproles: Dashon Goldson’s hit was “dirty”

Saints running back Darren Sproles believes Bucs safety Dashon Goldson’s hit on him was dirty. He tried to hurt me on the play, but he didn’t,” Sproles said, via the AP. Goldson has a long history of illegal.  Just like James Harrison,  he’s going to have to change the way he plays the game,  or else he won’t be on the field that much. He was suspended for this week’s...

Goldson wins appeal, will play Patriots

Dashon Goldson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has won his appeal against the hit he put on Saints running back Darren Sproles. He was instead fined a total of $100,000 for the hit, which was delegated to be "helmet to helmet" by the league. He was also fined $30,000 for a hit that he laid out on week one of the NFL Season Goldson has 15 personal fouls since 2010, which is...

Drew Brees has strong words for Bucs' Goldson

Saints quarterback Drew Brees learned on Wednesday that Bucs safety Dashon Goldson is no longer suspended, after winning his appeal regarding his punishment for a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Saints' Darren Sproles in last Sunday's game. Goldson's one game suspension has been now reduced to 100,000 fine. The normally measured Brees gave a strong reaction. "He certainly...

Patriots will face Dashon Goldson after all

BY NICK ST. DENISTampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has regularly been giving coaches headaches and players concussions through the first two weeks of the season.The New England Patriots, who will host the Bucs Sunday, looked like they were going to avoid Goldson when the bruising center fielder was handed a one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit last week.But Goldson...

Dashon Goldson joins the $100,000 fine club

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has some company in the $100,000 fine club. According to, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Dashon Goldson had his one-game suspension overturned Wednesday but in doing so was levied a $100,000 fine for a helmet-t0-helmet hit last weekend against New Orleans. Goldson becomes the second player in as many […]

Dashon Goldson wins appeal, will play against Patriots

Cliff Welch/Icon SMI Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Dashon Goldon won his appeal and will play this weekend against the New England Patriots. He will still be facing a heavy fine for  his illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles in Sunday’s Week 2 loss. Goldson’s suspension was for the result of  ”a flagrant and repeat violation...

Bucs S Dashon Goldson has been fined $130k in just two weeks

Tweet The NFL is taking a serious stance on cracking down on illegal hits, and they are issuing hefty fines for it. A week after fining him $30,000 for a hit in week one, the NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson $100,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Saints running back Darren Sproles, […]

Report: Dashon Goldson Will Play Against Patriots After Suspension Is Overturned, Fined $100,000 Instead

Sunday’s showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was expected to be a tough test for Tom Brady, but his job just got even more challenging. The NFL overturned the one-game suspension of safety Dashon Goldson on Wednesday, according NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, meaning that the All-Pro will suit up against the Patriots on Sunday. Goldson was suspended on Monday after delivering...

Tom Brady loves Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be 0-2, but they have two of the greatest secondary players in the NFL on their team. Tom Brady certainly notices both. It's going to be a stiff challenge for Brady and his young receiver core, who've already struggled mightily against the likes of the Bills and Jets. The Tampa secondary is another step up. The Patriots future hall of fame...

Dashon Goldson’s suspension overturned

Tampa Bay Times The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be without one of their key defensive players on Sunday when they battle Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Bucs safety Dashon Goldson had his one-game 
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