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:
NFL overturned one-game suspension of Bucs S Dashon Goldson, who now will play allowed to play Sunday vs. New England.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2013
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.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) September 18, 2013
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.