Dashon Goldson repeatedly fined for uniform infractions
- By Gregg Rosenthal
- Updated: Dec. 20, 2012 at 04:40 p.m.
San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson has a large stack of manilla envelopes in his locker. They are messages from the NFL telling him of all his fines this season, Goldson told San Francisco reporters Thursday.
Goldson told reporters that he's been fined repeatedly for uniform violations because his socks and uniform pants failed to meet the NFL code.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle passes along word that Goldson estimates he has received roughly $70,000 worth of fines. This sounded odd so we checked with the league. The NFL confirmed Goldson has been fined for uniform infractions, but it only happened twice. Both violations were for The first offense were regarding his pants: $5,250 for the first offense and the second was $10,500.
The $70,000 number comes from other infractions. He says he's also been fined three separate times for hits, including $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez last week. He also was fined $7,875 for an unnecessary roughness penalty and $7,875 for taunting earlier this season. He was also fined $25,000 for a fight with Arizona Cardinals receiver Early Doucet last year, according to CSNBayArea.com.
The fines are intended to discourage certain behavior, but that doesn't seem to be working on Goldson.