Goldson Visited 49ers’ Facility Last MonthDecember 12th, 2013
Joe understands the concepts of love and friendship and male bonding, but perhaps Bucs captain Dashon Goldson took things too far.
Suspended for a week in November, which included no access to One Buc Palace or team doctors, Goldson went back home to California and paid a visit to his old friends and the 49ers’ team facility. This is not commonplace, so noted Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
But it won’t be the first time the team has seen Goldson since he left. The safety was a surprise visitor to the 49ers’ facility last month when he was suspended for a game by the NFL for an illegal hit.
Goldson said he stopped by to see former teammates and coaches while he was in the area attending to other matters. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday that he was surprised by Goldson’s visit but was glad he made it.
“I’d never seen that before, a player stop by like that,” Harbaugh said. “But it was cool. It was natural. People were glad to see him. He was glad to see guys. I had a chance to see him, give him a hug and talk for a little bit. It wasn’t a big deal.”
It’s a little odd, to be sure, especially with the Bucs playing the Niners this Sunday. Joe wouldn’t think much of this if the Niners weren’t on the schedule.
It’s the equivalent of Michael Bennett stopping by One Buc for hugs and kisses a few weeks before the Bucs played against him in Seattle.
Goldson’s act just feels dirty, even though it’s not.
Joe suspects Josh Freeman won’t be engaging in this kind of love session.