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Goldson fined $30,000 for hit on Jets' Cumberland



Bucs safety Dashon Goldson hinted earlier this week that the fine he received from the league for his hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland was a "pretty significant number."

On Friday, that number was revealed: $30,000.

Goldson believed his hit was clean. He leaped and drove his shoulder into Cumberland, who was in mid-air trying to catch a pass over the middle.

Linebacker Lavonte David said Thursday he was fined $7,875 for his out-of-bounds shove of Jets QB Geno Smith, but plans to appeal.

However, safety Mark Barron was not fined. Barron received an unneccessary roughness personal foul penalty Sunday when he helped sandwich Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who was diagnosed with a concussion Monday.

"I don't want penalties, nor do I want fines," coach Greg Schiano said. "I want us to play the games within the rules. I respect the game of football. Does it affect receivers? I think, if you're human, it does. Nobody wants to get crocked. The thing I know when I watch our tape, although I don't necessarily disagree with everyone of the calls - I do with some, but that's life, you're always going to - as I watched it, none of them were intentional. Our guys aren't trying to do that. They're trying to play within the rules, just sometimes, when you're moving at high speeds, illegal acts occur. So we just keep working at it. We'll get it right. Every once and a while, you're going to have one. That's the nature of the game."


[Last modified: Friday, September 13, 2013 3:20pm]


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