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Dashon Goldson's suspension upheld on appeal

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to live without Dashon Goldson without one game.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Dashon Goldson against the Detroit Lions, as the safety's one-game suspension was upheld on appeal. Goldson was suspended for a hit to the head of Roddy White, who was defenseless when the hit occurred. Although Goldson did seem to try to pull up, he lowered his head and seemed to target White's head/neck-area, which is illegal in the NFL. This will be Goldson's third fine or suspension this season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be significantly limited by Goldson's absence. Without him they'll be forced to take Mark Barron out of his best role as a box safety, while the dubiously skilled Keith Tandy will take Goldson's place. In the two games without Goldson the Bucs allowed 58 points. The good news is that Detroit does not have a deep receiving corps, but then their top receiver is Calvin Johnson.

The Bucs face the Detroit Lions on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET as they try to dig themselves out of the 2-8 hole they've created for themselves.

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