Dashon Goldson was fined a “significant number” for hit against Jets
The Buccaneers’ final personal foul of Sunday’s loss to the Jets was the one that everyone remembers, but it wasn’t the only one that Tampa picked up while being flagged 13 times during the game.
One of the other ones came on a hit by safety Dashon Goldson on Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland that the officials ruled was too high on the body of a defenseless receiver. Goldson’s punishment for the hit didn’t end there.
The safety said Wednesday that he has been fined “a pretty significant number” by the league in response to the hit. He didn’t specify the total amount, but did say it was less than Ndamukong Suh’s $100,000 fine, and said that he wouldn’t change the way he plays as a result.
“You can’t play timid,” Goldson said, via JoeBucsFan.com.
Goldson was fined on a couple of occasions last season and a couple of occasions in 2011, including a punishment after he was ejected from a game for fighting with former Cardinals wide receiver Early Doucet.