Suspension upheld, Goldson won't play at Detroit
The Bucs will go to Detroit and face one of the NFL's top passing offenses Sunday without safety Dashon Goldson, whose one-game suspension was upheld upon appeal on Tuesday, the NFL announced.
Goldson, who had a suspension in September reduced to a $100,000 fine on appeal, wasn't as lucky this time, as his penalty was upheld for a helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Roddy White in Sunday's win against Atlanta.
Detroit ranks third in the NFL at 311 passing yards per game and is tied for third with 21 passing touchdowns. Goldson would have helped the Bucs in trying to limit star receiver Calvin Johnson with double coverage. Reserve Keith Tandy, who started twice in the past month while Goldson was out with a knee injury, is expected to start.