Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans is not worried about a suspension after he was evicted on Sunday for his latest fight with Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
Maybe Evans should be.
Indeed, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL will consider suspensions for Evans and Lattimore, given their histories of extracurricular activities.
History is the key. Evans believes that the fact that he has not been suspended for past incidents with Lattimore means that he will not be suspended now. “It was terrible in 2017,” Evans said after today’s game. “I wasn’t even cast out [then], and that was a really cheap shot. This was not. He punched my teammate in the face and I just pushed him to the ground.”
But that incident coupled with previous issues that culminated in the latest incident means both players may be banned. Here’s a look at all the different Evans vs. Lattimore.
The league will also take into account how close the game got out of hand, due to the behavior of Evans and Lattimore.
The league will consider on Monday whether a suspension of one or both players is necessary. If either player (or both) is suspended, there will definitely be an appeal.
Next Sunday, the Buccaneers host the Packers and the Saints visit the Panthers.