Dashon Goldson fined $30K

Updated: September 14, 2013, 7:42 AM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 by the NFL, the league office announced Friday.

Goldson was reprimanded for "unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area" during the second quarter of last Sunday's 18-17 loss to the New York Jets. Goldson was called for a personal foul for his hit on New York tight end Jeff Cumberland.

The league also confirmed Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David was fined $7,875 for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds. Bucs safety Mark Barron wasn't fined for his hit on wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who suffered a concussion on the play. Barron was penalized for unnecessary roughness, but he didn't strike with his head, according to the league.

Jets safety Dawan Landry was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness. He struck a defenseless player in the head and neck area, hitting Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams after he caught a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Information from ESPN.com's Rich Cimini was used in this report.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter


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