Goldson suspended for helmet-to-helmet hit

Goldson suspended for helmet-to-helmet hit
November 18, 2013, 10:45 pm
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A helmet-to-helmet hit on Roddy White will cost Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson one game. (USATSI)

NEW YORK -- Colts linebacker Erik Walden's head-butt and Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson's helmet-to-helmet hit have earned one-game suspensions from the NFL.

NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks announced the punishments Monday.

Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness for his hit on a defenseless receiver, Roddy White, against Atlanta on Sunday.

It was Goldson's third such violation this season. He was fined $30,000 for hitting a defenseless player in the head and neck area in Week 1, then was initially suspended for a game for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 2. That ban was changed to a $100,000 fine on appeal.