No fine for Dashon Goldson

The NFL has determined that Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson's hit on Arizona Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown in last Sunday's game did not merit a fine.

League executive Merton Hanks reviewed the play, a helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown that Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has called "illegal." Hanks' review determined otherwise, although Goldson was penalized on the play.

Goldson was issued a one-game suspension for his Week 2 hit on the New Orleans Saints' Darren Sproles, but independent appeals officer Matt Birk later reduced the penalty to a $100,000 fine.

On the day his ban was rescinded, Goldson said he'd try to play smarter.

"I know there are going to be a lot of eyes on me from now on. And that's OK. I just have to be smart," Goldson said. "I'm not trying to hurt my team, and I'm definitely not trying to hurt myself with the way I play."

Arians said he doesn't think anything has changed with Goldson's play.

"Obviously, the money doesn't affect him," he said Monday. "There could've been three [penalties on Goldson] in that game."

Since 2009, Goldson has been flagged for a league-high 16 personal fouls.

The Buccaneers (0-4) are on a bye week.

ESPN.com Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss contributed to this report.