Bucs WR Evans suspended one game for hit on Saints player

Posted November 07, 2017

The NFL suspended Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans one game Monday for his blindside hit on New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore a day earlier.

After a play in Sunday's game, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was seen taunting Lattimore by the sideline. The officials did not eject anyone from the contest.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might not win the game on Sunday, but, like the 90s Knicks, they made sure they won the fight.

Should it hold, Evans will sit out for the Buccaneers (2-6) in Sunday's home game against the New York Jets (4-5) and will be eligible to return to the team's active roster on November 13.

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Evans followed up the hit by slamming his elbow into Lattimore's face mask and reaching back for another punch, a blow that was altered when Saints defensive back De'Vante Harris raced toward a former teammate in defense of a current one. "Then Mike Evans came and snapped me from behind".

And that's not the only thing Payton had to say after the Saints beat up on the Bucs. "And trash talking is trash talking, but to go out and tap another player, touch another player, whatever you want to call it at all on the field - that's inexcusable", Koetter said.

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"I get it. They're frustrated", Lattimore said. But he can appeal the suspension within three days. I was glad he wasn't ejected. That was kind of malicious. I was just trying to protect my quarterback.