October 22, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the head and neck area in the season opener last Sunday.
The hit, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty, resulted in Cumberland needing stitches to his chin. It was also one of a few plays in the Jets' 18-17 win that drew fines.
Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness when he shoved Jets quarterback Geno Smith to the ground out of bounds - leading to the winning field goal.
Jets safety Dawan Landry was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness after he hit wide receiver Mike Williams - deemed a defenseless player - in the head and neck area after he caught a 17-yard touchdown pass.