BOSTON (CBS) – It looked as though the New England Patriots were going to catch a break on Sunday after Tampa Bay’s star safety Dashon Goldson was hit with a one-game suspension.
But Tom Brady and company won’t be as lucky, as Goldson won his appeal and was instead fined $100,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints’ running back Darren Sproles last Sunday.
Goldson was also fined $30,000 following Week 1 for a hit on New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. He has a bit of a history for getting penalized for his hard hits, drawing 15 personal fouls since 2010.
The 28-year-old safety is in his first season with the Buccaneers after spending the first six years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.
Goldson has 16 tackles through the first two games this season. In the Patriots-49ers meeting last season, he recorded four tackles in a win over New England.
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