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Report: NFL considers suspension for Bucs Goldson

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson raises his arms after getting called for unnecessary roughness during the second quarter against the Saints. It is the second week in a row that his shot to the head cost the Bucs 15 yards.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson raises his arms after getting called for unnecessary roughness during the second quarter against the Saints. It is the second week in a row that his shot to the head cost the Bucs 15 yards.

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For the second straight week, Dashon Goldson was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit. And for the second straight week, the Bucs Pro Bowl safety says he doesn't intend to change anything about the way he plays the game.

Now the NFL may decide to keep Goldson from playing.

The league is deciding whether to suspend Goldson for his hit on Saints running back Darren Sproles Sunday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Goldson was fined $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland last Sunday. Since 2010, Goldson has had 15 personal foul panalties, more than any other player during that period.

"We're not worried about those penalties, man, we're really not,'' Goldson said. "That's football. You can't worry about penalties. We learn how to tackle when we're young. We've been doing this for a long time. The refs are going to make the call. You can't worry about something like that.''

The Bucs had three personal foul penalties Sunday, including the ones against defensive end Adrian Clayborn on Saints quarterback Drew Brees and another on safety Ahmad Black, who hit tight end Jimmy Graham with his helmet.

The Bucs have had 23 penalties in the first two games this season, which is the most in the league.

"We just need to keep working on the strike zone, make sure we’re hitting where it’s legal,'' Schiano said.. "You don’t get to practice that, because you don’t hit live during the week, so you just have to emphasize it. We’ll continue to emphasize it. But our guys are playing very hard. [We’ve] been through stretches like this, and then it kind of balances out usually. So, hopefully, that’ll occur.”

 



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