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The NFL have announced Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson will be suspended this coming weekend, following a helmet-to-helmet hit with running-back Darren Sproles on Sunday.

Goldson was fined $30,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver in the first week of the season, and it seems he hasn't learnt his lesson, as he received a one-match ban for what is his fifth violation of unnecessary roughness since 2011.

The letter sent by the NFL's vice-president to the player informing him of the decision read: "You had an unobstructed path to your opponent."

"It is clear that you lowered your head and unnecessarily rammed the left side of your helmet into the left side of your opponents head."

"You delivered a forceful blow with your helmet and made no attempt whatsoever to wrap up your opponent or make a conventional tackle on the play. This illegal contact clearly could have been avoided."

The suspension will cost Goldson somewhere in the region of $264,706 and he will have to watch the upcoming clash with the New England Patriots from the stands.

Despite Knowing fully well that he might receive a suspension from the NFL, Goldson proceeded to tell the Tampa Bay Times that he "wasn't worried" about penalties, adding: "The NFL has its own rules, but we're just trying to play football."

"We're not worried about those penalties, we're really not. That's just football. We learn how to tackle when we're young and (we've) been doing this for a long time."

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