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         === NFL suspends Bucs' Goldson after helmet-to-helmet hit ===
 
 New  York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson
 has been suspended one game for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons wide
 receiver Roddy White in Sunday's 41-28 home win, the NFL announced on Monday.
 
 The  violation of unnecessary contact was the third Goldson has been penalized
 for by the league office. Goldson was fined $30,000 for striking a defenseless
 player in the head and neck area in Week 1 against the New York Jets.
 
 He  was  then initially suspended  for one  game for making direct, helmet-to-
 helmet  contact to  a defensless  player  in Week  2 against  the New  Orleans
 Saints, but the violation was reduced to a $100,000 fine after an appeal.
 
 Goldson  may not participate in any football activities during the suspension,
 which  will take  place this  Sunday  against the  Detroit Lions.  He will  be
 reinstated on Nov. 25.
 
 Goldson  has  played in eight  games this season in  his first year with Tampa
 Bay,   recording  50   tackles  (39  solo)  with  one  forced  fumble  and  an
 interception.
 
 11/18 18:32:06 ET