The NFL just sent a clear letter to the Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson. NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks. Goldson, said in the letter that Goldson made no attempt to avoid helmet contact and he had a clear path towards Darren Sproles who was clearly a defenseless receiver.

The NFL imposed a fine on  Goldson a week earlier for a head and neck hit against Jeff Cumberland of the New York Jets. Obviously the 30,000 dollar fine didn’t send the message clear enough to Goldson. The NFL isn’t going to put up with its players for flagrant and repeat violations of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.

Goldson  can return to football activities with the team next Monday. The Bucs will have to face New England without their hard-hitting safety.

Goldson is no stranger to violating the NFL policy concerning these types of hits. This was his fifth for unnecessary roughness since 2011 and his second in the first two weeks of the 2013 season.

In the letter the NFL sent to Goldson they had this to say;

“It is clear that you lowered your head and unnecessarily rammed the left side of your helmet into the left side of your opponent’s head.

“You delivered a forceful blow with your helmet and made no attempt whatsoever to wrap up your opponent or make a conventional tackle on the play. This illegal contact clearly could have been avoided.”

If he is smart he will change the way he plays the game. The NFL is on to him and you can bet they are keeping an eye on him………

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