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Bucs S Goldson will not be suspended for hit

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Published:   |   Updated: October 1, 2013 at 06:31 AM

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have hard-hitting safety Dashon Goldson roaming their secondary when they return to action against the Philadelphia Eagles in two weeks.

Goldson will not be suspended for his latest personal foul infraction, an NFL spokesman said Tuesday.

“NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks is reviewing the hit by Dashon Goldson for a potential fine but has determined the play does not warrant a suspension,’’ NFL spokesman Randall Liu wrote The Tampa Tribune in an e-mail.

Goldson was flagged for his third personal foul of the season on Sunday when he hit Cardinals receiver Daron Brown as Brown was still coming back down from making a leaping catch in the fourth quarter.

The review indicates Goldson could still be fined for the hit.

Goldson has already been fined at least $130,000 this year for previous hits, including $100,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles in Week 2.

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