NFL fans were completely confused on Sunday as they noticed Bruce Arians on the sidelines as the Tampa Bay Bucs took on the Saints.
During the fourth quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints, a massive fight broke out involving Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, and Marshon Lattimore.
Former Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians also seemed to be involved in the altercation, instigating from the sideline. Video seemed to show him directing Mike Evans to get on the field and defend Tom Brady.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL plans to investigate Arians’ involvement in the brawl.
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league office currently is working on addressing all things related to the incident, including sidelines. That specifically includes Arians,” Florio wrote on Monday morning.
Arians, who was the head coach of the team before retiring after last season, now serves in an executive role with the Bucs. His official title is “senior adviser to the General Manager.”
It remains to be seen whether Arians will face any discipline or be allowed to remain on the sideline in the future.