Bucs' Goldson suspended one game for hit vs. Falcons
Nov 18, 2013 at 4:56p ET
Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness during the second quarter of the Buccaneers' 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons after making helmet-to-helmet contact with wide receiver Roddy White, a player the NFL deemed "defenseless." Vice president of football operations Merton Hanks imposed the suspension.
This is Goldson's third violation of the rule this season. He was fined $30,000 for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in Week 1. He was initially suspended one game for making helmet-to-helmet contact with New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles in Week 2, a ruling that was reduced on appeal to a $100,000 fine.
Goldson is expected to appeal again. If the ruling is upheld, he may not participate in football activities until he's reinstated on Nov. 25.
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