Cottrell upholds Goldson suspension

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Earlier this year, a one-game suspension imposed by the NFL on Bucs safety Dashon Goldson was overturned by hearing officer Matt Birk.

On Monday, the league took a second run at Goldson — and this time Ted Cottrell upheld the banishment.

Per a league source, Cottrell has heard the appeal and confirmed it.  As a result, Goldson will miss Sunday’s game at Detroit.  He’ll be eligible to rejoin the team on Monday, November 25.

Goldson has an extensive history, this year alone, of applying illegal hits on defenseless receivers.  When his prior suspension was overturned, a $100,000 fine was imposed instead.

With the suspension, Goldson will lose one game check in the amount of $264,705.88.

Also pending is the one-game suspension of Colts linebacker Erik Walden.  Walden was suspended after applying a head butt to Titans tight end Delanie Walker, who wasn’t wearing a helmet.