NewsMike Evans to Face One Game NFL Suspension Following On-field Scuffle

Mike Evans to Face One Game NFL Suspension Following On-field Scuffle

Mike Evans is suspended for One NFL game for his actions in the on-field scuffle that occurred in the Bucs vs Saints game.

Yesterday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New Orleans Saints by 20-10. But the highlight of the match occurred during the game as a brawl broke out after Evans knocked out Lattimore, while the latter was having words with Tom Brady. Situations escalated quickly following that as players from both teams got into a scuffle that led to absolute chaos on the field.

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Evans has a personal vendetta against Lattimore dating back to 2017. The two did not clearly like each other following the fight between them five years ago.

The official statement was recently released by the NFL. “After a play had ended, you were walking toward your sidelines. When you noticed your teammates engaged in a confrontation with Saints players, you ran toward that area on the field and violently threw your body into and struck an unsuspecting opponent who was part of that confrontation. You knocked your opponent to the ground and a melee ensued involving players from both teams. 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,” wrote the Football Operations Vice President of the NFL in a letter to Evans.

The other main instigator of the scuffle, Marshon Lattimore is yet to face any punishment from the officials. Mike Evans is allowed to appeal the suspension. However, it is unlikely the suspension will get overturned. 

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