Even though the Mike Evans-Marshon Lattimore fight dominated the headlines of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 20-10 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, it apparently wasn’t the only situation the NFL took notice of during the game.
Bruce Arians was spotted on the sidelines seemingly telling Evans to go in and attack the Saints.
Per Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the Bucs and former head coach Bruce Arians received a warning letter after Sunday’s contest.
The specifics of the letter is unknown, but Arians “was clearly in the white stripe reserved for officials, players, and coaches during the altercation” and “also was clearly involved in the verbal aspect of the kerfuffle.”
Arians stepped down as Buccaneers head coach in March but remains with the team as a senior football consultant.
On Monday, Bucs head coach Todd Bowles said Arians was on the sidelines because there wasn’t a seat in the main press box for him to sit like there usually is.
The altercation between Evans and Lattimore occurred in the fourth quarter. Evans told reporters after the game he believe Lattimore punched Leonard Fournette and pushed Tom Brady.
Both players were ejected from the game. Evans also received a one-game suspension, although he is appealing that.
The Bucs went to 2-0 and will host the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.
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