History between Mike Evans, Marshon Lattimore increases chance of suspension

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Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans isn’t worried about being suspended after being ejected on Sunday, due to his latest tussle with Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Perhaps Evans should be.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL will indeed consider suspensions for Evans and Lattimore, given their history of extracurricular activities.

The history is the key. Evans believes that the fact he wasn’t suspended for past incidents with Lattimore means he won’t be suspended now.  “It was terrible in 2017,” Evans said after today’s game. “I didn’t even get ejected [then], and that was really a cheap shot. This wasn’t. He punched my teammate in the face, and I just pushed him to the ground.”

But that incident coupled, with prior issues culminating in the latest incident, sets both players up for a potential suspension. Here’s a look at all of the various incidents of Evans vs. Lattimore.

The league also will take into account how close the game came to being out of control, due to the behavior of Evans and Lattimore.

The league will take up the question of whether a suspension of either or both player is required on Monday. If there’s a suspension of either player (or both), there most definitely will be an appeal.

Next Sunday, the Buccaneers host the Packers and the Saints visit the Panthers.

37 responses to “History between Mike Evans, Marshon Lattimore increases chance of suspension

  1. If I were him then I’d worried about a suspension, especially considering history. I’m glad to see some bad blood in the NFL though. That’s how it used to be.

  2. Cheap shot from the back after running from sidelines. If not for that, what for? Tearing off two opponents’ helmets?

  3. An unbiased opinion,… if anyone deserves a suspension,…I’d say it’s Evans. He’s the one who came flying out of nowhere and blasted Lattimore.
    Lattimore and Brady were beefing. Brady wasn’t threatened in any way.

  4. After the play was over, Tom Brady ran down field 20 yards and was jawing at Lattimore and said something like F you B…..then Lattimore says something back at Brady. Then Fournette cheap shots Lattimore, Lattimore shoves him back…… Well, while all this was going on, very soon after, Bruce Ariens was very nearby on the sideline and he tells Mike Evans…”get out there Mike” and Evans runs in FROM THE SIDELINE and cheap shots and hits Lattimore. Lattimore swings back at him. This was ALL instigated by Brady and Ariens to get Lattimore tossed from the game because they KNEW the Refs would do what THEY wanted. Lattimore was attacked by a player sent FROM THE SIDELINE on a specific mission to “get out there” and get in a fight with Lattimore. He was ORDERED by a team executive to go out there and fight.

    If you are curious, you can find the video and read the lips of Ariens. They are clear as day….”get out there Mike”…. The NFL is a JOKE!

  5. Suspend them please. There is no place in the game for this and they can indeed control their tempers. Allowing it to happen is what has got us to where we are. As Evans stated.

  6. was odd how the saints heads then fell off after all this went on when they were in control beforehand

  7. And another good receiver for Brady goes down as a suspension is as good as an injury if you can’t get on the field sadly this may cost them in terms of wins more than they think oh well as boys will always be boys defending the manhood in these sort of things.

  8. Unless Evans is suspended for the season, the NFL is all talk about player safety.

    Thats not once, but twice Evans has blindside smashed Lattimore with a running start. Like a coward.

    Lets imagine Brady gets blindside smashed by some linebacker who’s running at full speed during an altercation….that player would be toast. I mean toast.

    Lets see if the NFL is consistent and protects the safety of ALL of their players, not just the ones with “Brady” written across their back…

    Btw, Bruce Arians started the whole thing.

  9. I dont think there should be a suspension but if there is 1 and I know this isnt a possibility it would be fitting to suspend them for the next bucs/saints meeting 🤣🍻

  10. I’m all for Mike Evans and Lattimore being suspended as long as Aaron Donald is banned from the NFL and thrown in prison, too…just being proportional, right?

  11. Lattimore was talking trash to Brady. Brady turned around and started walking towards Lattimore talking trash back. Evens was heading to the sidelines. Suspend Evans for the cheap blind side shot. Lattimore did nothing to Evans on that play. Honestly, had Brady kept to himself instead of running down field to argue a non-call and then turning around to talk trash with Lattimore, there would have been no fight. Fine Brady as the instigator if you want.

  12. Some salty Saints fans on here. It was dust up. The games between these two are always chippy. Problem is you have the king of turnovers guiding your offense. Winston can absolutely sling the ball, problem is he has no discretion and has never seen a passing window he doesn’t like. Brees would have this team in a better position right now, with or without Kamara/Thomas. Brady just keeps on winning in his advanced age though. As a fan of football I’m curious to see just how far he can take this.

  13. Arians, Cry Baby Brady, and Punk Evans need fined. Evans suspended. Bucs seem to think they can get away with anything. Gisele is already showing Tommy he can’t. Now the League needs to show Evans and Arians they can’t.

  14. They will suspend Lattimore, find Sean Payton in the broadcast room and suspend him indefinitely, apologize to Brady for not helping sooner, and send Arians an invitation to dinner. Mike Evans is promoted to Lattimore’s top street walker.

  15. Brought a few tears to my eyes to see some old-time on-field brawls.
    With everyone being BFF’s these days, we need to treasure these fights when they occur.

  16. Lattimore has a long history of talking crap to the Bucs, both players on the field and on the sidelines. Yes, Evans should probably catch a suspension, but he was just cashing checks Lattimore’s been floatin for a long time.

  17. Seemed like the Bucs started the whole thing because they couldn’t move the ball up to that point.

  18. Evans can’t take that Lattimore has owned him for years. Gotta take his cheap shot since he can’t do it on the field.

  19. Saints fans supporting Lattimore, sure you aren’t jealous you didn’t get Watson as your QB? Lattimore is a punk, instigator, and loved seeing him get leveled again. Bucs win!

  20. Giants Fan here, the last time we got into a good brawl was 2018 against the Saints. They have been the dirtiest defense in the NFL for the past 15 years remember “Bountygate”
    Look at what happend just last week in Atlanta even the Saints fans at the stadium started a brawl. Most teams in the league have a bad taste in their mouth after playing the Saints.

  21. Had the refs called the pass interference that occurred on that 3rd and 5 play, nothing would have happened

  22. Mike Evans is the guy that comes running from behind at the bar and knocks your friend out with a punch behind the head. That’s the type of person he is. The truth is this. This is a heated rivalry. They don’t like each other and the saints have been dominating them and were again yesterday. Lattimore just absolutely dominates Evans in every way possible. That’s not an opinion that is backed by facts. Twice he has taken out his frustration with a blatant cheap shot while blindsiding someone that wasn’t looking. Lattimore deserves no suspension and since this is the 2nd time Evans needs to go ahead and sit 2 games.

  23. brees4mvp says:
    September 18, 2022 at 10:43 pm
    They will suspend Lattimore, find Sean Payton in the broadcast room and suspend him indefinitely, apologize to Brady for not helping sooner, and send Arians an invitation to dinner. Mike Evans is promoted to Lattimore’s top street walker.

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    Not sure who street walks for whom there. After watching the tape of their history (linked in the article) it was a two way street who starts it, but either I see Lattimore winding up second best each time.

  24. So Brady complains to the refs for an OBVIOUS Pi that even announcers said was, not even looking Lattimore’s way and Lattimore take a swipe up at Brady’s hand. Then fournette gets in lattimore’s face and Lattimore pushes fournette near the head area. But all lattimores actions to this point I guess didn’t start this at all, just ridiculous some of the thought process from y’all on here.
    Lattimore is a soft Cb that talks to much, happy evans knocked him in the ground. He was so soft after it that he had to jump on evans back when evans was locked in with another saints player. Lattimore and the saints stock value going down, couldn’t even beat the Bucs with back up lineman and Receivers, well third string Lt too at their own house. Who dat

  25. blueboxer1119 says:
    September 18, 2022 at 9:55 pm
    Unless Evans is suspended for the season, the NFL is all talk about player safety.

    Thats not once, but twice Evans has blindside smashed Lattimore with a running start. Like a coward.

    Lets imagine Brady gets blindside smashed by some linebacker who’s running at full speed during an altercation….that player would be toast. I mean toast.

    Lets see if the NFL is consistent and protects the safety of ALL of their players, not just the ones with “Brady” written across their back…

    Btw, Bruce Arians started the whole thing.

    ——————————

    That whole “NFL should be for player safety” ship sailed back when AD got the free pass on his helmet swing.

  26. We need to widen the lens. This was all started by Tom Brady’s incessant crying to referees, happens at least 6-8 times a game unless he’s getting his way. Each one of those should be a 15-yard penalty, and if that was in place we would have never reached this point with this game. In basketball officiating, we’re taught to deal with behaviors like Brady’s very early in the game, and that will prevent the stuff like Evans/Lattimore. Walt Anderson and Perry Fewell have made this bed — Walt especially for *years* when he was a referee and would throw a flag at Tom’s request.

  27. Let’s be real and not be so soft. There is no way that this is a suspension beyond the ejection. Evans doesn’t throw a single punch. If this is a suspension then the NFL is out of control. I am fine with the ejections, but worse behaviors happen to zero reaction. If every player doesn’t get suspended for throwing punches, then the NFL shouldn’t do it for anyone. This is a rivalry, bad blood between two great players. Heated game, bitter rivals, small skirmish that already got ejections, move on.

  28. Be like the NHL, let those 2 duke it out. Everyone else stay out of it. End of story. No suspensions, no lingering bad blood afterward.

  29. The code red was ordered by Ariens. The NFL needs to send a message. Sr. staff and owners get away with far too much in this league.

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