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.