Buccaneers WR Mike Evans suspended one game for his role in a massive brawl with Saints

The NFL announced on Monday that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide future Mike Evans He was suspended for one game without pay after being sent off from Sunday’s tension-filled game for playing a role in a massive bench brawl. Evans was suspended for violating the NFL’s rules of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness.

The altercation, which occurred a few minutes into the fourth quarter with a score of 3-3, began when New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshawn Lattimore made a throwing hand motion in Tom Brady’s face at the end of the play. Brady turned around, probably to turn his mouth, as Leonard Fournett pushed Lattimore. Evans, who was all the way on the sidelines, ran like a heat-seeking missile and fended off Lattimore, then everything evolved from there.

Lattimore was also kicked out of the game, but his behavior does not warrant a suspension or even a fine. He didn’t initiate contact with anyone, and was prompted by Fortnite probably what turned Brady Lattimore’s interaction into a full-blown brawl.

Head coach Todd Bowles was not happy with Evans’ behavior.

Evans will miss the Week 3 game between Buck and the Green Bay Packers, and will be back in time to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football.

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been suspended for his part in a massive brawl during Sunday’s Bucs-Saints game. (Associated Press / Jonathan Backman)

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