Former Alabama LB Rashaan Evans issues statement following ejection during Monday night NFL game
Former Alabama LB Rashaan Evans, who now plays for the Tennessee Titans, has issued a statement following his ejection on Monday night in a game against the Denver Broncos.
Evans was thrown out after he threw a punch at Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt late in the first quarter. Butt and Evans were tangled up during a run by Phillip Lindsay. After the play was over, Evans swung at Butt with his right hand and hit him in the helmet.
“It was just basically an overreaction after the play,” Evans said, per Paul Kuharsky. “A little bit after the whistle there was a little tussle. I wound up overreacting by hitting him… I had the opportunity to apologize to the rest of the guys and basically say I was going to make up for it.”
Evans led the team with 139 tackles last season. He also had 11 tackles for loss. The Titans managed to pull out the win, 16-14, despite being already thin at linebacker because of injuries. A first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Evans recorded 164 tackles and 2.5 sacks in two seasons.
Here is a clip of the incident:
What a bonehead move by Rashaan Evans. I’ll never understand the guys that do this pic.twitter.com/a2rZLdGIpB
— Brad Haines (@coachhaines22) September 15, 2020