The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints engaged in an all-out brawl during the fourth quarter of their Week 2 contest after Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans came off the sideline and shoved Saints CB Marcus Lattimore.
Video seems to show Bruce Arians on the sidelines telling Mike Evans to go out there and protect Tom Brady.
“Hey Mike, get out there”
There was some chirping going on between Lattimore, Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette before Evans came in and took things to the next level.
Evans and Lattimore were ejected from the game for starting the brawl, while every other penalty was offsetting. Those two players have quite the history, as this isn’t even the first time they’ve been ejected from a hame for fighting each other.
It’s very likely that the refs were put on high alert prior to this game, which is why they wasted little time opting to toss both Evans and Lattimore. It’s very likely that the league’s front office will also step in and hand down some additional penalties in the form of fines and suspensions.
After seeing Arians urge Evans to go after Lattimore, it’ll be interesting to see if the NFL decides to fine the former Bucs head coach as well.
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