Buccaneers Wide Receiver Suspended One Game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints had their first of two matchups in 2022 on Sunday, and it's safe to say that if it wasn't for the three incredible comebacks elsewhere, this would have easily been the most exciting game of the day. While the game itself was great to watch, it was a melee between Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore that stole all of the headlines.

Today, the repercussions of that have come out, as it's been officially announced by the NFL that Evans will receive a 1-game suspension for his role in the altercation, five years after he was suspended 1-game for an altercation with Lattimore. The suspension comes without pay, and considering the Buccaneers were missing two of their top receivers in Week 2 in Chris Godwin and Julio Jones, it's going to be tough in Week 3. 

Evans has been one of the best receivers in the game since the day he was drafted, and considering his relationship with Tom Brady, it's understandable why he wanted to protect his QB. Either way, Evans will miss a heavyweight clash with the Green Bay Packers, but it's just one game, and considering Tampa Bay's plans for a Super Bowl run in 2022, this isn't going to effect them too much. 

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