Two weeks ago, the NFL suspended Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson for his then-latest illegal hit on a defenseless receiver. The suspension was reduced on appeal to a $100,000 fine.
Today, Goldson delivered another illegal hit to a defenseless receiver. Another suspension could be coming, and this time it could stick.
Per a league source, Merton Hanks will commence a review of the hit on Monday morning.
“The player is well aware that he is a repeat offender,” the source said, pointing out that the latest hit definitely was a foul.
The Bucs are off this week, allowing the process a bit more time to unfold. They return to action in Week Six against the Eagles.
A suspension nevertheless could be announced as soon as Monday, and the appeal process presumably would be pursued immediately.
During NBC’s Football Night in America, Peter King of TheMMQB.com predicted that, if the NFL concludes that the hit involved an opponent’s helmet, Goldson will be suspended — and it will stick this time on appeal.