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Dashon Goldson felt like “a convict” during suspension

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Dashon Goldson served a one-game suspension last Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Goldson was suspended for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White the prior week. It was the second time this season Goldson had been suspended for an illegal hit, though the first was overturned on appeal.

Goldson didn’t take too well to having to watch the game from home instead of being with his teammates in Detroit. During his weekly radio show on 620 WDAE in Tampa Bay, Goldson described how difficult it was for him being away from the team for a week.

“I couldn’t be around the building and that was the thing, man. It was kind of rough,” Goldson said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “The news, breaking it down, you felt like a convict, man. I couldn’t be around. This is what I love, this is what I like doing. This what I do. This is my daily operation. They took that from me.”

Goldson said he will try to change the way he plays because he doesn’t want any future suspensions to hurt his team again. However, there is still an edge he feels he needs to play with to be the player he expects to be.

“I’m trying. I’m trying because, for the simple fact that I don’t want to hurt my team with these suspensions. I don’t want to hurt the organization with these suspensions. So definitely I’ve got to work really hard on lowering my target and things like that. But I can’t change my game too much, that’s the reason I got here. I’m the Hawk, baby. So I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do, get guys on the ground and help our team win. Get our defense off the field, get our offense out there and put points on the board.”

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12 Responses to “Dashon Goldson felt like “a convict” during suspension”
  1. philliampenn says: Nov 27, 2013 2:05 AM

    D-BLOCK!

  2. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Nov 27, 2013 2:10 AM

    I think one coach talked about a player’s edge being taken away in college basketball and how that will affect him in the NBA. I can only wonder if it is the fear of lawsuits and maybe the NFL is worrying about class action suits that could destroy the league.

    This is happening all across sports, some major paradigms like the BCS, NCAA and other oversight offices being uprooted or totally eliminated.

  3. nfl4days says: Nov 27, 2013 2:44 AM

    It was a week man. You would think he just did 20 years the way talking.

  4. labucs says: Nov 27, 2013 3:17 AM

    Did you notice that the guy who replaced you made the defensive play of the year?

  5. 1967forever says: Nov 27, 2013 5:58 AM

    Goldson just gave NFL officials a pretty good explanation of why fines won’t work and why suspensions will.

  6. donmcg2012 says: Nov 27, 2013 6:02 AM

    Cry me a river.

  7. hooterdawg says: Nov 27, 2013 6:15 AM

    9er fans loved his intensity but not his stupidity.

  8. yooperman says: Nov 27, 2013 6:49 AM

    You didn’t hurt your team. They won without you.

  9. worknman24hours says: Nov 27, 2013 7:00 AM

    Well, you need to refocus on where you hit the players and how you do it.

    The old knock the sxxx out of them regardless of where you hit them stuff is gone forever.

  10. stoney18 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:09 AM

    Apparently, he stills wants to hurt opposing players!

  11. jayhawk6 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:34 AM

    Dashon—Spare us the angst and self pity. You feel the way you do because the Commish is sending you a message.

    If you finally realize that your style of play could deprive you of those things you most cherish, then it sounds like the message is effective.

    Good luck.

  12. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 27, 2013 9:21 AM

    A convict? Well, he WAS a 49er after all.

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