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NFL fines Dashon Goldson $60,000

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Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has again been hit with a huge fine.

The NFL fined Goldson $60,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Rams receiver Stedman Bailey on Sunday. That’s far more than players typically get fined for helmet-to-helmet hits, but Goldson’s status as a repeat offender has him in the NFL’s crosshairs.

Goldson has previously been suspended for one game for one hit, and fined $100,000 for another hit (and that fine came only after he appealed his initial punishment, a one-game suspension).

For his part, Goldson believes he’s being targeted by the league. Goldson doesn’t have to like it, but the reality is that the league discipline will keep coming until he learns to stop hitting opposing players in the head.

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36 Responses to “NFL fines Dashon Goldson $60,000”
  1. tinbender2000 says: Dec 27, 2013 6:05 PM

    Kick his punk azz out of the league.

  2. jnovi86 says: Dec 27, 2013 6:05 PM

    Glad the niners dumped this turd. He’s an overrated prima donna and a dirty player.

  3. seahawkscully says: Dec 27, 2013 6:06 PM

    Goldson better watch himslef before he becomes the new Suh

  4. MichaelEdits says: Dec 27, 2013 6:06 PM

    What, again? Oh c’mon, Dashon. Use your head.

  5. grumpyoleman says: Dec 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    Buc s are dirty and coached that way

  6. nfl4days says: Dec 27, 2013 6:12 PM

    Dashon is about to get the James Harrison. If he even looks at another player wrong it’s gonna be 50k.

  7. evilglazers666 says: Dec 27, 2013 6:12 PM

    How many chances does this guy get to clean up his game?

  8. richcranium2112 says: Dec 27, 2013 6:18 PM

    stupid is as stupid does…

  9. tinopuno says: Dec 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    There’s no cure for stupid.

  10. justintuckrule says: Dec 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    Wuss league

  11. homegrowntalentmn says: Dec 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    NFL laying the boom

  12. 4thqtrsaint says: Dec 27, 2013 6:29 PM

    People can whine all they want. The rules are what the rules are. If players don’t want to be fined for breaking rules repeatedly, there’s work at the post office.

  13. packmangamble says: Dec 27, 2013 6:33 PM

    So he’s finally figured out that he’s being targeted by the league. Wonder if he’ll ever figure out why.

  14. DonKellyBaby says: Dec 27, 2013 6:38 PM

    Yet, Ndamukong Suh is considered the NFL’s dirtiest player.

  15. akboot says: Dec 27, 2013 6:45 PM

    Fines wont cure this moron, obviously. The funny part is, he thinks he’s being targeted unfairly. What a schmuck.

  16. homegrowntalentmn says: Dec 27, 2013 6:49 PM

    I bet players respect him for not trying to blow out they’re ACLs.. former players, thanks for making nfl cheap and soft

  17. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 27, 2013 6:51 PM

    He writes it off as PR expenses. Nobody would be talking about him otherwise…

  18. koolaidcircusbeast says: Dec 27, 2013 6:56 PM

    The NFL has ruined the game of football.

  19. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 27, 2013 7:03 PM

    Was he ever like this in San Fran? I don’t recall anything significant, or reoccurring while he was there like this year.

    It would seem the position coach, the DC, and/or the HC do not mind this at all.

  20. ridgebak says: Dec 27, 2013 7:04 PM

    It’s just Dashon being Dashon.

  21. rodgers419 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:31 PM

    Just the cost of doing business nowadays in Roger’s European Woman targeted league. Football is a violent sport and players are going to get hit in the head just like they’re been getting hit in the head for the last 70 years. That’s why they’re paid hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. If they don’t like it then they can try putting their degrees to work.

  22. fearthehoody says: Dec 27, 2013 7:40 PM

    NFL, the new NBA!!!

  23. The Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 27, 2013 7:41 PM

    In the SFL, tackling will be legal again.

  24. bennyb82 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:43 PM

    I am beginning to think defensive players are going to be asking for higher salaries to offset the financial loss of illegal hits.

  25. buccaboo says: Dec 27, 2013 8:08 PM

    Terrible FA signing. This guy excells at screwing up at all the wrong times.

  26. gcbean says: Dec 27, 2013 8:53 PM

    MichaelEdits says:
    Dec 27, 2013 6:06 PM
    What, again? Oh c’mon, Dashon. Use your head.

    He did, that’s the problem!

  27. teedraper says: Dec 27, 2013 9:20 PM

    Bailey is a midget WR. How does the NFL suppose a guy over 6’0 not hit in the head a guy barely 5’9?

  28. dubblelznhell says: Dec 27, 2013 9:24 PM

    Goldson was one of the reasons the Niners made it to the Super Bowl last year

  29. remyje says: Dec 27, 2013 11:44 PM

    Everybody loves to call a player dirty when it’s not someone on “their” team….. Then it’s “this league is so soft!!!”

  30. notmrknowitall says: Dec 28, 2013 12:33 AM

    Loved this guys physicality when he played for the Niners, but he does cross the line time and time again. Watch Donte Whitner….he does it right…shoulder first to the body. He hits as hard as anyone in the league and rarely do you see him hit the head. The one exception I remember was the hit on I think it was Pierre Thomas in the playoff game against New Orleans a couple years back, but Thomas lowered his head into that collision. Goldsons a good player but he consistently costs his team and himself. Niners made out good letting him go and moving up to draft Reid.

  31. cspsrbums says: Dec 28, 2013 2:08 AM

    Play without Helmets they will stop the helmet to helmet contacts.

  32. omeimontis says: Dec 28, 2013 3:37 AM

    Kap was hit helmet to helmet last week in the Atlanta game. No fine. I think they target certain defensive players with a reputation for hitting hard, and fine them to keep them in line. If a player is not on the targeted list, he can get away with bloody murder.

  33. mackie66 says: Dec 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    I see there are countless morons in this blog who have never played one game of organized football. Lots of things happen when you attempt a tackle. MDS how many organized football games of you played not counting Pop Warner?
    The NFL will fine, suspend and rule their way into oblivion. MDS why don’t you look real hard at the helmets and the way there worn?

  34. keiselsbeard says: Dec 28, 2013 9:28 AM

    So if he was fined $100K for one offense & also suspended for 1 game for another, then why is getting fined only $60K gor this offense? Why isn’t it a larger fine & multiple game suspension? This is my problem with Adolf Gooddell’s NFL, besides him sissifying the game. It’s an absolutely arbitrary punishment system with no consistency at all.

  35. germanflats13a38 says: Dec 28, 2013 12:22 PM

    Nothing is as soft as the DB too slow to make a play on the ball, and too small to make a tackle without going for a head or a knee.

  36. coachbeck says: Dec 28, 2013 2:57 PM

    I see both parts. The fines are terrible. But only cause the rules are bad. But the rules are the rules

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