Mike Evans suspended one game for drilling Marshon Lattimore

Jonathan Hernandez
November 7, 2017

Evans earned a one-game suspension for his unnecessary roughness penalty against the Saints Sunday, when he shoved cornerback Marshon Lattimore from behind. The officials did not eject anyone from the contest.

Just minutes after A.J. Green's takedown of Jalen Ramsey in the Cincinnati Bengals-Jacksonville Jaguars game, there was a feisty showdown in the NFL South matchup between Tampa Bay and New Orleans.

Evans plans to appeal the suspension and could play against the Jets pending his appeal.

After what happened in Week 9, though, that's not enough for coach Sean Payton. Mike Evans runs over to hit Lattimore, and a scuffle ensues. When the Saints cornerback turned around to confront Winston, Evans came sprinting in to lay a brutal blindside hit on Lattimore.

Evans acknowledged the possibility of a suspension for what he did, reiterating an awareness too that he should not have acted as rashly. Winston was pointing toward the Saints' sideline and repeatedly poked Lattimore's helmet.

And that's not the only thing Payton had to say after the Saints beat up on the Bucs. Then Evans flew in for the tackle. "I thought (Lattimore) was picking a fight with my quarterback". I talked to Mike after the game.

"But that's definitely not the way we want to represent ourselves, if it was in, fact the way I was told".

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