It's not hard to get a reputation in the NFL, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson has put together quite a prolific record of hard hits on his rap sheet.
And now the NFL is considering sending him a message for this.
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NFL is considering suspending Bucs S Dashon Goldson for Sunday's helmet-to-helmet hit as well as his hit history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2013
Twice in two weeks now, Goldson has been flagged for egregious hits on an opponent — he victimized Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in Week 1, followed by running back Darren Sproles on Sunday in a loss to the Saints. The Cumberland hit earned Goldson a $30,000 fine, and Sproles could be more costly.
In his career, Goldson has more than a dozen personal-foul calls and earned fines totaling nearly $100,000. That history and back-to-back weeks could be enough for Goldson to earn more than a FedEx package from 345 Park Avenue — he might have to sit down with Roger Goodell and discuss his habitual hitting, and possibly risk missing game time for it.
If you remember, the league tried last season to suspend then-Ravens safety Ed Reed, another well-known enforcer, before Reed won his appeal and had the fine reduced to a $50,000 fine. It will be interesting to see how the league proceeds with Goldson.
Right now, he and his Buccaneers are the most penalized team in the NFL. They also might be the biggest circus, too, with a quarterback reportedly requesting a trade, two losses that probably never should have happened and now Goldson. What a mess.