Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson's one-game suspension has been upheld following an appeal heard by Ted Cottrell.
The suspensions was levied by NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks.
Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons after making direct, helmet-to-helmet contact with a defenseless receiver: wide receiver Roddy White.
The violation of this rule was Goldson’s third of the season. Goldson was fined $30,000 for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area against the New York Jets. He was initially suspended for making direct, helmet-to-helmet contact with a defenseless receiver against the New Orleans Saints. The discipline for the Week 2 violation was subsequently reduced on appeal to a $100,000 fine by hearing officer Matt Birk.
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