Posted by Will Brinson
In Week 11, 49ers safety Dashon Goldson "lost it" and punched the Cardinals Early Doucet. Goldson was ejected from the game (an eventual 23-7 San Francisco victory) but wasn't expected to be suspended by the league for the Niners Thanksgiving matchup in Baltimore.
However, in advance of the Harbaugh Bowl, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Goldson was fined $25,000 by the league for swinging at Doucet.
As noted by our 49ers Rapid Reporter Michael Erier earlier in the week, Greg Aiello and the league didn't expect to suspend Goldson, but it remained a possibility.
The good news of his fine is that he won't be suspended and is cleared to play Thursday night against the Ravens.
The bad news of his fine is that he's now $25,000 poorer -- the NFL's standard first-time fine for fighting is $25,000, so don't read too much into whether or not Goldson's actions were "better" or "worse."
And it's probably not worth comparing it to another recent incident and whether or not Ndamukong Suh will get suspended.
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