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Buccaneers-Saints is marred by massive on-field BRAWL with New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore and Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans being evicted after taking center stage in the bench-clearing fracas…and the pair has history!
- Marshon Lattimore watched him chew on the sidelines and push Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette before Mike Evans came in and hit the Saints’ corner
- Their actions led to the clearing of the benches, which involved a pushing contest
- Evans and Lattimore were kicked out of the game and could face heavier penalties after two previous incidents of altercations between the two.
A tight, heavyweight match-up between two NFC South rivals led to a pushing match on Sunday afternoon.
In the 4th quarter of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the New Orleans Saints, a fight broke out that began with a hit by Bucs receiver Mike Evans on Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore sending the latter to the ground.
The pair were ejected for their role in the fight, with both benches left on the field for some time.
It took officials and coaches a few minutes to restore order, but from then on, the game started. With a 3-3 score at the time of the fight, the fouls put their feet on the pedal and ended with a final score of 20-10 in favor of Tampa Bay.
A brawl broke out between Tampa Bay and New Orleans after Marshon Lattimore (23,R) was seen standing jaws on the sidelines of Bucs offering some words to Tom Brady (12,L)
Lattimore pushed Brady as they yelled at each other, causing Mike Evans (13) to burst in
During a sprint, Evans put down Lattimore in retaliation, things escalated and led to the brawl
The confrontation led to the benches running onto the pitch, resulting in a pushing match
After Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady threw a deep pass to Scotty Miller on the third deficit that fell incomplete, the teams ran to the sidelines.
Brady complained to an official as Marshon Lattimore walked past the Buccaneers’ bank. Lattimore cheered with coaches on the sidelines, including former Bucs head coach Bruce Arians – who now serves as an advisor to the team.
Lattimore waved his hand scornfully as he passed Brady, possibly saying something to him.
Both Lattimore and Evans tried to pump up the crowd after their droppings
Brady took offense at this, turned to Lattimore and offered his own words. Tampa Bay RB Leonard Fournette stood next to Brady and appeared to reach out his arms to prevent Lattimore from reaching his quarterback.
Lattimore pushed back, then put his hands on Brady, who raised a flag. As he did this, Evans rushed in from the sidelines and Lattimore hit a hit that sent him to the ground – and he was also flagged.
The sidelines emptied as players started pushing each other. Coaches and officials were helpless in resolving and sorting out the situation, with each team receiving multiple penalties.
At the end of it all, Lattimore and Evans were both kicked out of the competition. This is just the latest in a long history of clashes between the two.
In 2017, Evans was banned from a game for driving onto the field and pushing Lattimore in the back. In 2020, the two battled again – this time turning on Lattimore and Evan’s knocking off his counterpart’s helmet.
This could lead to tougher penalties for the two as the league continues to assess the incident.
Evans and Lattimore have a history together, which could lead to harsher sentences