New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson $30,000 for “unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area” during their 18-17 loss to the New York Jets Sunday.
During that game, Goldson was called for a personal foul for his hit on New York tight end Jeff Cumberland.
The league also slapped a $7,875 fine on Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds.
Bucs safety Mark Barron escaped punishment from the league despite his hard hit on wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who suffered a concussion on the play.
According to the league, Barron didn’t strike with his head. During the game, Barron was penalized for unnecessary roughness.
Jets safety Dawan Landry was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness when he struck a defenseless Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams in the head and neck area after he caught a 17-yard touchdown.