NFL reveals punishment for Mike Evans for involvement in fight vs. Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver and former Texas A&M star Mike Evans was suspended for 1 game on Monday for his role in Sunday’s brawl with the New Orleans Saints.
#Bucs’ WR Mike Evans has been suspended 1 game for his role in Sunday’s fight with Marshon Lattimore.
Tampa plays Green Bay in Week 3.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 19, 2022
Evans punched Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore during the fight that involved several players on both teams. Evans will sit out the Buccaneers’ home opener on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
This is the 2nd time in Evans’ career that he has been suspended for an incident with Lattimore, so they have plenty of history. Evans was also suspended for 1 game in 2017 after hitting Lattimore.
Jon Runyan, the league’s vice president of football operations, issued the suspension and told Evans: “Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury to your opponent and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”
Evans can appeal the suspension. If he loses the appeal, Evans will miss the NFC showdown with the Packers.