The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints got into a huge fight during their game which resulted in Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans getting suspended.
Veteran quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints’ Marshon Lattimore got into a war of words before others intervened and a huge brawl broke out. As a result New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette were each fined $13,367 for their behaviour.
The incident which has been deemed a “melee” by the NFL occurred in the fourth quarter as the Bucaneers won 20-10 against the Saints.
Tom Brady defended Mike Evans and says his suspension isn’t deserved
Marshon Lattimore and Leonard Fournette both were involved in a tussle when receiver Mike Evans decided to intervene. Evans pushed aside Marshon Lattimore and put him on the ground.
Tom Brady in a statement has said that the suspension for Mike Evans was a bit harsh and that sometimes emotions can get the better of you. He said that it means everything to him that Evans came out to defend him.
“I think just sometimes the emotions get the best of us, and I love Mike. And the fact that Mike would come out there to defend me means everything in the world to me as a teammate and a friend,” Brady said.
“And Mike knows how I feel about him. So in the end, emotions are a part of sports. Sometimes they boil over, and they obviously did (Sunday), and it’s an unfortunate circumstance. I don’t think it deserved any type of suspension; I think that’s ridiculous. Hopefully we can move past it and get to a better place.”