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Bucs' Goldson fined $30K by NFL, Jets' Landry $21K

    2013-09-13 17:07

NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Friday for hitting New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland in the head and neck area in the teams' season opener last Sunday.

The hit, which drew an unnecessary roughness penalty, resulted in Cumberland needing stitches to close a cut to his chin. It was also just one of a few plays in the Jets' 18-17 win that were fined by the league.

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 by New York. Fellow linebacker Daniel Te'o-Nasheim was fined the same amount for a facemask penalty during a punt return.

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 Williams caught a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for a late hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the season opener. Matthews drew a personal-foul penalty in the 49ers' 34-28 win Sunday after he tackled Kaepernick out of bounds deep in Green Bay territory during the second quarter.

A fracas between players from both teams followed on the sideline when Matthews and 49ers left tackle Joe Staley began pushing and shoving.

San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin was docked $7,875 for a late hit on Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush in the third quarter, while 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $12,750 for a roughing-the-passer call.

The biggest fine of the week came Tuesday, when the league announced that Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was docked $100,000 for his illegal low block on Minnesota center John Sullivan. Suh hit Sullivan during an interception return by Detroit linebacker DeAndre Levy, and the penalty negated what would have been a touchdown.

Washington's DeAngelo Hall was fined $20,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson in the teams' game Monday night. The penalty helped set up a touchdown drive for the Eagles.

Carolina defensive end Frank Alexander was hit with a $15,750 fine for throwing a punch at Seattle offensive lineman Breno Giacomini. Alexander was ejected from the game Sunday. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was fined $7,875 for grabbing the leg of Panthers safety Colin Jones and trying to pull him off a pile of players on punt.

Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph was fined $15,750 for a low hit on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in the third quarter of the team's game last Sunday night.

Also docked $7,875 were: Atlanta's Kenny Vaccaro, Baltimore's Gino Gradkowski and Jimmy Smith, and St. Louis' Cortland Finnegan and William Hayes for late hits; and Buffalo's Arthur Moats, Indianapolis' Anthony Castonzo and Miami's Dion Jordan for grabbing facemasks.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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