It is official that Mike Evans has been suspended after his fight with Marshon Lattimore. It was a great fight to see as well, one of those bench-clearing brawls that make even hockey players jealous. If you missed our coverage of how the fight started, you can check it out here.
Mike Evans and Marshon Lattimore were both ejected following this 4th quarter altercation— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 18, 2022
Now that the dust has settled and we can see clearly, the punishment hammer has come down. Mike Evans has been suspended after his fight with Marshon Lattimore Mike Evans will be suspended for a game without pay. Now, if you ask us, it was worth it. According to the NFL, Evans was suspended for violating necessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules. So as of now, Evans will not be able to return until after the home opener against Green Bay this Sunday.
Evans can appeal the suspension but will have to go before Derrick Brooks or James Thrash. Both were appointed by the Leauge to handle appeals of on-field player discipline. Sources say Evans does plan to appeal this suspension but it is not sure when the appeal will happen.
The NFL has sited this rule as being the reason for Evans Suspension:
Rule 13, Section 2, Article 8 (g) prohibits “unnecessarily running, diving into, cutting, or throwing the body against or on a player who is out of the play or should not have reasonably anticipated such contact by an opponent, before or after the ball is dead.”
Evans was the only one suspended from the altercation, and it was not the first time he has been suspended for fighting with Lattimore. [Source ESPN]