This is obviously huge considering the Buccaneers will be going up against the Patriots this weekend. Fellow S Ahmad Black would most likely have filled in for Goldson, but he’s nowhere near the caliber of player Goldson is.
It’s shocking to see the NFL overturn this ruling, considering the emphasis they put on player safety. Goldson did however receive a $100,000 fine for the incident. Should Goldson violate the rule regarding helmet-to-helmet contact again, he will obviously face a suspension.
- Andrew Brandt notes that Goldson would lose his $265,000 game check.
- This is subject to an appeal.
Schefter adds that the league will also take in consideration Goldson’s history of personal fouls. After all, he leads all players with 15 personal fouls since 2010.
Last week, Goldson was fined $30,000 for a personal foul for his hit on Jets TE Jeff Cumberland.
The Buccaneers secondary is improved, but it wouldn’t be easy to replace a guy Goldson. It’s hard to speculate as to the length of a possible suspension for Goldson, but we’ll have updates as the news is available.