Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson gets to keep his wallet in his pocket this week as the NFL has deemed his hit on Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown was legal.
In reviewing the tape, league officials saw that Goldson delivered a shoulder-to-chest, not helmet-to-helmet hit, reported the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Unfortunately, Goldson was penalized 15 yards on the play, which all but sealed the 13-10 loss.
Per NFL.com's Dan Hanzus: ' Goldson has attracted added attention from officials and the league for his aggressive play. The veteran was suspended for a Week 2 hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, though that ruling was overturned on appeal. Goldson has compiled the most personal fouls in the NFL since 2010. He's earned plenty of them, including the Sproles knock. The flag on Sunday was born out of reputation, not action. Officials got it wrong, but the league got it right. '