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Video emerges of Mike Evans in brawl outside nightclub

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Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans has a reputation for being soft spoken.  He was anything but that in a video obtained by TMZ of a scene outside a Tampa nightclub.

The video, reportedly shot on Saturday night after the Buccaneers hosted the Dolphins in a preseason game, shows Evans arguing with bouncers.  Eventually, someone else appears to stick a finger in a bouncer’s face, the bouncer responds aggressively, and then all hell breaks loose.

At one point, it appears that Evans throws a punch that doesn’t squarely connect.  The punch occurs at roughly the same time the ass crack of one of the bouncers is visibly obvious in the foreground.

Police were present, but apparently no arrests were made.  Now that the video has come to light, however, the NFL could review the situation as a first offense for Evans under the personal-conduct policy.

UPDATE 4:08 p.m. ET:  According to the Tampa Bay Times, Evans’ agent says that the video was shot in March.  That would potentially make Evans exempt from scrutiny under the personal-conduct policy, since he wasn’t an employee of any NFL team in March.

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75 Responses to “Video emerges of Mike Evans in brawl outside nightclub”
  1. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Aug 22, 2014 4:01 PM

    Bucs or BUST……

    LOL!

    “Rex is our Quarterback!”

    Have fun Tampa, so glad Lovie will only be on the opposite sideline now…

  2. bostonian13 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:02 PM

    Evans throws a punch, the guys get up and Evans runs from them and then starts to talk trash from a distance.

    Ok, Evans.

  3. thepftpoet says: Aug 22, 2014 4:03 PM

    I could beat up Mike Evans in a fist fight.

  4. britishteeth says: Aug 22, 2014 4:04 PM

    Can we digitally insert Warren Sapp into this footage so we can get him into the pokey and off of my TV?

  5. laxer37 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:04 PM

    Suspend him for the season!!!

    Unless he punched a woman. That’s just two games.

  6. bucrightoff says: Aug 22, 2014 4:05 PM

    At least the defense will be good. The offense well….

  7. kinggator says: Aug 22, 2014 4:05 PM

    Not sure if Evans is an upgrade over the recently traded Mike Williams; at least Williams knew which hand to carry the ball in and he was “stab me in the leg and don’t take me to the hospital” tough too. Time will tell….Same Old Bucs!

  8. 20texans02 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:06 PM

    Stay away from nightclubs.

  9. slugbaitspace says: Aug 22, 2014 4:06 PM

    At several points it looks like the bouncer took swings before Evans swung back.

    And that was a lot more than just a crack. It is something that cannot be unseen.

  10. rayjay9393 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:07 PM

    tremendous footwork

  11. tom62215 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:08 PM

    LOL! It won’t be long before they have videos on every NFL player, and only murder will be grounds for a 2 game suspension!
    Gonna be hilarious!

  12. bsandersislegend20 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:10 PM

    This took place in March. Why is this being brought into the news now?

  13. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 22, 2014 4:11 PM

    Another rocket scientist just like his former quarterback

  14. swortybounce says: Aug 22, 2014 4:13 PM

    TMZ also has some footage of Ryan Leaf doing some coke in Feb. of 1998.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 22, 2014 4:14 PM

    He has been known to be a bit of a hot head. (see unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in 2014 ChickFilA Bowl)

    I mean when Johnny Football has to get in your face to get you under control… you might have an issue.

  16. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:14 PM

    I was expecting more of “all hell breaks loose.” It’s mostly Evans bouncing around like a fake tough guy. Then at one point he was scrambling so hard to get away that he jumped over the hood of a car. I don’t completely blame him considering the bouncers are twice his size, but for as tough as he was posturing to be, I expected more.

  17. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 22, 2014 4:15 PM

    These are not the buttonhooks we are looking for.

  18. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 22, 2014 4:15 PM

    Being that he wasn’t technically in the NFL, he shouldn’t be in trouble. But just ask Terrelle Pryor about justice as it’s meted down by Iron Fist Goodell.

  19. deweyaxewound says: Aug 22, 2014 4:17 PM

    Get control of your team, Lovie!

    lol, seriously though – I like Josh McCown and Evans clearly has some talent, but I’m pretty certain the Bucs are in for a bumpy season. And I have to admit I can’t wait to watch the slow-motion implosion.

    Full disclosure: as a Bears fan, I still harbor lingering ill-will towards Lovie for ruining the best and most talented years of the Bears defense with his stubbornness (“Rex is our QB”), refusal to change scheme to personnel (Cedric Benson over Thomas Jones? seriously), refusal/failure to make in-game adjustments, ruining of the best returner in the history of the game, the empty platitudes and milquetoast demeanor, and so on, and so on.

    I’ve seen sloths on valium show greater passion and intensity than Lovie.

    If I had to make an analogy – he had the keys to a Lambo and he put the wrong tires on it, kept it below the speed limit, and never once had the engine serviced.

    Still, discipline has never really been an issue for Lovie’s teams..but his effort to make Tampa into “Bears South” – siphoning away any and all players that he can – will not work. Offense will continue to be an exotic afterthought for Lovie, he’ll neglect the o-line and QBs will continue to struggle. Good luck, Tampa (you’ll need it).

  20. branmanflan says: Aug 22, 2014 4:17 PM

    The best part of that video is the second hell breaks loose, the cop just calmly turns his back and walks away. He wanted no part of that.

    As much as it may seem to be against his responsibility, a lot of overzealous cops would benefit from making that about-face-and-walk move…

  21. burfict's wrath says: Aug 22, 2014 4:19 PM

    What is the point of all that ignorant behavior? Quit acting like an idiot, and go home.

  22. stainlineho says: Aug 22, 2014 4:22 PM

    Dude jumped over the hood of a car running away after running his mouth. lolololol

  23. axlviking says: Aug 22, 2014 4:23 PM

    Wow! It’s like a Draft Combine. Shuttle run agility evading security. Vertical leap OVER the car’s hood. What a classy fellow.

  24. dukeblue12 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:25 PM

    If this were Manziel, though…

  25. thedownwardspiral says: Aug 22, 2014 4:27 PM

    Classy Bucs as always. Throws a punch then runs away talking trash.

  26. ramrod05 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:29 PM

    Mike jumped over the hood of a car! Using those basketball skills in the street.

  27. mogogo1 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:29 PM

    If the bouncer was a woman he’d have no worries even if the punch had connected.

  28. zoxitic says: Aug 22, 2014 4:31 PM

    Oh, those Texas A&M boys.

  29. slickvb82 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:32 PM

    Did anyone notice the police officer who originally attempts to stop the chaos? Once it hits the fan he nonchalantly walks off like “im outa here” hahaha

  30. boltstayinsd says: Aug 22, 2014 4:32 PM

    Did you see the cop just turn and walk away once he saw those giant dudes fighting?! Hahahah

  31. pftmaniac says: Aug 22, 2014 4:35 PM

    Brent Grimes stole his mojo, along with the ball, last weekend.

  32. chrisk61 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:35 PM

    you can take mike out of his neighborhood…but you can’t take his neighborhood out of mike.

    know i mean ?

  33. rupp246 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:35 PM

    And let the games begin………

  34. sundevilalum03 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:38 PM

    Pretty good Yards After Contact there, keep it up young man!!

  35. wwwmattcom says: Aug 22, 2014 4:38 PM

    Watkins stock just went up.

  36. scoops1 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:39 PM

    But if T.Pryor could get suspended for something that happened in collage….why can’t Evans???

  37. zoxitic says: Aug 22, 2014 4:45 PM

    Its too bad the security guard wasn’t a woman, he wouldve gotten less time.

  38. sportsfan18 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:46 PM

    Here is what they were arguing about…

    Mike Evans overhead saying…

    That’s right, you heard me… Johnny Football is da best… take that ya’ll…

  39. rjkilla says: Aug 22, 2014 4:53 PM

    BAHAHAHAHA HE RAN AWAY!!!! cleared a car in a single bound to run and hide

  40. drock36 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:53 PM

    Nice how the Police officer casually walks away when fight starts

  41. akboot says: Aug 22, 2014 4:57 PM

    Am I the only one who finds this totally hilarious. A fight? He runs away, then when it seems to settle down a bit, he starts his bobbing and weaving like he’s Muhammad Ali. Typical of the gangsta type who was about to get their butt whipped, and they knew it. He got the talking part done, that’s about it. Too funny.

  42. steve7921 says: Aug 22, 2014 4:59 PM

    Game on Saturday was in Tampa….I don’t think Evans decided to fly to Miami after the game!

  43. jmurph024 says: Aug 22, 2014 5:00 PM

    @kinggator

    Mike Evans will be a massive upgrade over Mike Williams. I mean it’s not hard to upgrade from an often injured, wannabe rapper, frequent stab wound recipient. Please guy, go watch Williams get 500 yards in Buffalo this season while Evans runs over DBs weekly.

  44. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Aug 22, 2014 5:00 PM

    “That would potentially make Evans exempt from scrutiny under the personal-conduct policy, since he wasn’t an employee of any NFL team in March.”

    Umm…….I have a Mr. Terrelle Pryor holding for you on line 1.

  45. danglesnipecelly88 says: Aug 22, 2014 5:11 PM

    Kid’s going to be good

  46. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 22, 2014 5:14 PM

    Like the saying goes nothing good ever happens at a nightclub after Raiders – Vikings and Dolphins – Buccaneers pre-season games

  47. lbcoach34 says: Aug 22, 2014 5:15 PM

    was he punching women? automatic 2 game suspension

  48. obamareallysucks says: Aug 22, 2014 5:16 PM

    this could be odumbo’s son

  49. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 22, 2014 5:18 PM

    Oops didn’t see the update that agent said it occurred in March

  50. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 22, 2014 5:20 PM

    Lovie is a terrible head coach. Hasn’t done squat since 2006.

  51. mrlaloosh says: Aug 22, 2014 5:26 PM

    Trashy player on trashy team in trashy city. What did you expect?

  52. remyje says: Aug 22, 2014 5:27 PM

    You can’t really make fun of him for running… He was outnumbered

  53. gargamelsmentor says: Aug 22, 2014 5:29 PM

    All of us did stupid stuff in our early 20’s…..all of us.

  54. bucsorbust says: Aug 22, 2014 5:31 PM

    Happened in March, no arrests, no issues. He wasn’t even drafted then. If it happens again, then he’s got some ‘splainin.

  55. cornerstone2001 says: Aug 22, 2014 5:44 PM

    Ahh! the old rope-a-dope employed by Ali…dance and hide.

    They should put a rope around that dope.. Evans

  56. bucsorbust says: Aug 22, 2014 6:02 PM

    He was Johnny Manziel’s wide receiver from Texas A&M. All he can do is support his QB. Mike Evans I’m sure talked to Johnny Manziel that night . It probably went like this:
    Mike: Johnny, come out on out to the club, Man. We’re grilling some wings, drinking some O’Dhouls, gonna have some Bible study. Good time. Get over here.
    Johnny: No way Mike. I’m a worldly guy now, no use for WRs who think chasing my errant passes will get them first round in the draft. I am, afterall, Johnny Football.
    Mike: C’mon Johnny. I’ve been there for you. Come on down and be a bud, okay?
    Johnny: I can’t hear you…I’ve too much freakin’ money in my hand.

    Well, we all know how it went from there, and Mike was so distraught he swore he was going to bust up the place if Johnny didn’t come. Johnny didn’t. Now, Mike Evans will chase Josh McCown’s passes as starting WR opposite Vincent Jackson…while Johnny rides the pine in the Cleveland.

  57. vikesdynasty says: Aug 22, 2014 6:03 PM

    Why are these guys so dumb? Can’t just walk away and ignore what’s happening around them? They have so much more they could do with the fame and money then hittin up da clubs.

  58. dg0122 says: Aug 22, 2014 6:09 PM

    I’m inclined to think that the lawyer is lying because, well…because he’s a lawyer

  59. gofor2with3pointlead says: Aug 22, 2014 6:20 PM

    Ybor City does have some happenin clubs as well as bouncers that have seen Roadhouse way to many times.

  60. coffeeblack95616 says: Aug 22, 2014 6:29 PM

    Not all of us do this type of stupid stuff. There are gradients of stupid. And if you can’t figure that out, you must still be doing a lot of stupid stuff.

  61. Andre's Johnson says: Aug 22, 2014 6:37 PM

    So he was in a club while underage. Am I lame for mentioning this?

  62. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 22, 2014 6:43 PM

    Evans is a tough dude. Bouncer probably thought that bending over and dropping his pants was the easy way out.

  63. douchebigelow says: Aug 22, 2014 7:03 PM

    The only thing good in Tampa is cigar city brewing

  64. rutchaser says: Aug 22, 2014 7:25 PM

    Should’ve had Manziel with him…they would’ve let him in the club.

  65. lanzurrah says: Aug 22, 2014 9:03 PM

    Tampa’s ability to continue to draft/sign complete turds is absolutely amazing. He lived up to his pre-draft stock comparison to a young VJax. VJax was always a turd in San Diego too, and one of the dumbest men in professional football.

  66. jm91rs says: Aug 22, 2014 9:05 PM

    He came dangerously close to assaulting a police officer there. I’m surprised the cops did nothing.

  67. petedutcherjr says: Aug 22, 2014 9:23 PM

    Gilmore told the Tribune that Evans was allowed in as a guest of the club because he was underage at the time, that his client wasn’t drinking and did not have the necessary wristband needed to have access to areas of the club where drinking was allowed.

    Evans was trying to regain access to the VIP area after using a bathroom — he wanted to get his girlfriend to leave with him — but didn’t have his wristband and was asked to leave, Gilmore said.

  68. akboot says: Aug 22, 2014 9:38 PM

    remejesays:
    Aug 22, 2014 5:27 PM

    You can’t really make fun of him for running… He was outnumbered
    ———————————————-
    We can make fun of him. He knew from the start he was outnumbered, but decided to run his mouth anyway. He’s an idiot.

  69. nykfanwakemeupin2015 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:15 PM

    Like most guys who cant fight they try and load up the hay marker with their hands down instead of in front of their face….

  70. burgboy82 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:34 PM

    Well, the most important question in this scenario…
    is obviously…
    “Can these bouncers play guard?”

  71. ryno37 says: Aug 22, 2014 11:56 PM

    The NFL will turn the other way and pretend nothing happened. Their personal conduct policy has gone by the wayside. You can beat on women or get caught “in the act” of smoking pot and be on the field the same day.

  72. kingpel says: Aug 23, 2014 12:16 AM

    How embarrassing.

  73. mediasloppy says: Aug 23, 2014 1:45 AM

    Nice Police work. Jeez

  74. kappy32 says: Aug 23, 2014 2:02 AM

    Big deal. I’m not a Bucs or Evans fan, but this stuff is common at bars late at night, regardless of your profession. Chances are that Evans had one too many pops & thought the bouncer was being snide or disrespectful to him & he responded. You’re living under a rock if you think bouncers are courteous gentlemen who respond with “yes sir,” or “no sir” to everything. A large majority of bouncers have very long criminal records that prohibits them from holding down actual law enforcement jobs. If they’re not criminals, they are likely police officers moonlighting to add a couple bucks to their salaries during their off time. Most states & municipalities have prohibited sworn police officers from moonlighting at bars & clubs due to the off-chance they may curry favor to their part-time employee while working in their full-time capacity. Nevertheless, there is still the chance that one of them is a police officer & we all know how nice & civil police officers are, especially when there are intoxicated people around. Evans is a professional, but that doesn’t mean he should just turn the other cheek when someone challenges him. Evans is a man who plays a man’s sport & you don’t excel in & survive as many years he has in such a violent sport by being passive. Maybe Evans started it, maybe he didn’t, who knows. What I do know is that video is conclusive of nothing & under no circumstances should he face any sort of punishment from Herr Goodell.

  75. sndflyers says: Aug 23, 2014 9:25 AM

    Don’t care that he got into a fight or anything except his agent lying ; “he was 20 at the time and wasn’t drinking , he was picking up his girlfriend”. First thing you here mike evans say on the video “I bought 6 bottles in this club.” I just can’t stand these lying greedy suit wearing business men.

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