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Reports: Mike Evans suspended after Bucs-Saints brawl

Field Level Media
20 Sep 2022, 02:55 GMT+10

The NFL handed Tampa Bay wideout Mike Evans a one-game suspension Monday for his role in Sunday's on-field brawl between the Buccaneers and Saints in New Orleans, multiple outlets reported.

It is the second time that Evans has received a one-game ban for an incident involving Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, the other coming in 2017. The pair have had on-field incidents more than once since, too.

Sunday's incident came with 12:49 left in the Buccaneers' 20-10 victory.

After Lattimore began jawing at Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, Bucs running back Leonard Fournette pushed Lattimore away and Lattimore pushed back. Evans joined the fray -- shoving and leveling Lattimore -- and engaged with other Saints before the dust settled.

Evans and Lattimore were ejected.

Evans, 29, said after the game that he wasn't concerned about another suspension.

"In 2017, I didn't even get ejected, and that was really a cheap shot. This wasn't," the four-time Pro Bowl selection said. "He punched my teammate in the face, and I just pushed him on the ground."

--Field Level Media

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