Mike Evans faces one game suspension

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Mike Evans has been receives one game suspension following his involvement in a fight in their victory against the Saints on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ one-game suspension has been indorsed and he will miss the game against the Packers on Sunday, the league announced Wednesday.

The  29 year-old appealed the suspension and it was heard on Tuesday by former NFL wide receiver James Thrash, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFLPA.

The wide reciver was suspended on Monday for his role in an uproar during the Buccaneers’ win over the Saints on Sunday. The 29-year-old will be eligible to return to Tampa Bay’s active roster on Sept. 26.

It its ruling, the league stated that Evans’ suspension without pay comes due to “violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules.”

The melee began with an altercation between Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and running back Leonard Fournette, and Saints defensive backs Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Maye, with Fournette and Lattimore shoving each other. Evans ran into the fray and blindsided Lattimore with a heavy shove that escalated the fight.

Evans and Lattimore were ejected from the game, which Tampa Bay won, 20-10. Evans previously was suspended in 2017 for one game following another incident with Lattimore.

Evans, 29, has eight receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown over two games this season.



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