The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers do not like each other. That was once again clear on Sunday. A fight broke out after a long incompletion and some words from Saints CB Marshon Lattimore to Tom Brady. The Bucs, particularly Mike Evans, took exception.
Mike Evans and Marshon Lattimore have gone at it three sperate times over the years.
Evans was suspended one game for what happened in 2017 — so another suspension would not be a surprise.
Here’s a video of all three fights.pic.twitter.com/dRiCVN5WhE
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 19, 2022
Evans slung down Lattimore – once again. The aggression between the Saints and Bucs is quite clear.
Today, the league announced a one-game suspension for Evans. It is the same suspension he received for his prior brawl-inducing incident with the Saints and Lattimore. The Bucs are sure to appeal the suspension.
#Bucs WR Mike Evans, a repeat offender after a similar suspension in 2017, is the only player suspended in the melee. All others will be evaluated for fines, as per standard process. https://t.co/3bOmHuFkzK
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2022
Accordingly, no Saints players were suspended. Lattimore was really the only option, but the NFL must have taken into account Evans’ past as well as the spark of the brawl.
Lattimore was trash talking Tom Brady and co., but Evans ultimately caused the eruption with the blind side shove. That is when madness broke out between both teams.
You could make an argument for a longer suspension for Evans due to his history with the Saints. Regardless, he will miss just one game.