NFL Week 2 – The NFL has formally handed out punishments for Sunday’s brawl between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints, electing to droop Buccaneers extensive receiver Mike Evans for one sport.
Evans was ejected from Sunday’s sport after coming off the bench to escalate an altercation between Buccaneers working again Leonard Fournette and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Lattimore and Evans have had earlier exchanges over the previous few years, relationship again as early as 2017. Lattimore was not fined for his involvement within the battle.
“After a play had ended, you have been strolling towards your sidelines,” wrote NFL Vice President of Soccer Operations Jon Runyan in a memo released by the NFL. “Once you seen your teammates engaged in a confrontation with Saint’s gamers, you ran towards that space on the sphere and violently threw your physique into and struck an unsuspecting opponent who was a part of that confrontation. You knocked your opponent to the bottom and a melee ensued involving gamers from each groups.
“Your aggressive conduct might have precipitated severe harm to your opponent and clearly doesn’t mirror the excessive requirements of sportsmanship anticipated of an expert.”
With Chris Godwin and Julio Jones each up and down with accidents, Evans has been the face of the Ta.mpa Bay passing assault. Even with the early ejection in Week 2, he leads the Buccaneers in targets (11), receptions (8), receiving yards (132), and has one of many Buccaneers’ two receiving touchdowns.
Evans might enchantment the suspension underneath the collective bargaining settlement.