Earlier this year, the NFL suspended Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson for one game as a result of repeated illegal hits during games.
Goldson successfully appealed the suspension, getting it overturned in favor of a $100,000 fine. He’ll need another reprieve to avoid a suspension this week.
As Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported and the league later announced on Monday afternoon, Goldson has been suspended one game after he was penalized for a personal foul in Sunday’s victory over the Falcons. Goldson was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit on wide receiver Roddy White in the second quarter of the game. It was Goldson’s third personal foul of the season.
Assuming Goldson appeals this suspension, it will be heard by Matt Birk, who heard Goldson’s earlier appeal, or Ted Cottrell in an expedited fashion so the Bucs will know whether Goldson is available in Week 12 or not.