SANTA CLARA -- Dashon Goldson drew his fifth unnecessary-roughness penalty of the season on Saturday night, and the 49ers' hard-hitting safety isn't disputing that it was warranted.

"It was a good call by the ref," Goldson said. "If it was helmet-to-helmet, good call. But it wasn't late."

The 49ers led 21-14 in the second quarter when Goldson drew his penalty while tackling DuJuan Harris at the end of a 3-yard run to the 49ers' 46-yard line. Three snaps later, Aaron Rodgers threw a game-tying touchdown.

The league did not immediately respond to an inquiry on whether Goldson will be fined for his hit.

A month ago, Goldson got fined $21,000 by the league for a crushing hit against the New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez in the 49ers' Dec. 16 win. Goldson said then that he also had accrued $70,000 in fines for uniform violations.

"I just play football, at the end of the day," Goldson said. "I don't try to hurt anybody."

Goldson also drew two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties during the regular season. He earned Associated Press All-Pro First Team honors for the first time this season, and he was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl. He was the 49ers' franchise-tagged player last offseason and the team can not sign him to a new contract until after the season.



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