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Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) taunts the crowd after an injury to New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Dashon Goldson's Suspension Has Been Overturned, Will Play Against the New England Patriots


Good news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers arrived today from the NFL League Office, as word from the team was released today that Dashon Goldson will be able to play against the New England Patriots after his suspension was overturned.

Adam Schefter was the first to report the news:

This is great news for the Buccaneers, who will need all the firepower they can get to slow down Tom Brady. Goldson was suspended following a Week 2 hit against Darren Sproles, where he led with his helmet against a defenseless receiver. This came one week after Goldson earned a large fine for a hit on Jeff Cumberland of the New York Jets.

Goldson will definitely still feel the wrath of the NFL in his checkbook, however.

Furthermore, should Goldson find himself getting flagged for any more dangerous hits in the near future, he’s not going to be so lucky as to avoid a suspension. But for now, he’s off the hook and won’t leave his team in a bad spot at the safety position against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Hopefully this is a strongly-worded lesson to Goldson, and he’ll keep his head up while delivering huge hits to opposing players in the future.

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