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49ers' Dashon Goldson fined for hit that may have helped Rams win

The 49ers safety paid double for his hit that cost San Francisco dearly on the road with a hefty fine from the NFL.

Thearon W. Henderson

San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $7,875 for the hit on Sam Bradford in the Niners' 16-13 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

The play in question resulted in an unnecessary roughness penalty that cost the 49ers 15 yards of valuable field position and put the Rams into field goal range, allowing kicker Greg Zurlein to convert the game-tying 53-yard field goal that sent it into overtime.

Getting fined has been the status quo for Goldson of late. He was fined $7,875 earlier in 2012 for taunting Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Last season, he received a $25,000 fine and was ejected from the game in question for fighting with Arizona Cardinals' wide receiver Early Doucet.

San Francisco leads the NFL in total defense, allowing just 14.2 points and 279.6 yards per game to opponents. They will face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in an effort to improve upon their 8-3-1 record.