Evans was not ejected from the game, but he probably should have been. If he would have been ejected, he likely would not have been suspended, as is the case most of the time in the NFL – see A.J. Green not getting suspended for his fight with Jalen Ramsey.
Quickly after the news came down that he was being suspended, it was then reported that Evans will be appealing that suspension.
#Bucs WR Mike Evans is appealing his 1-game suspension, source said. No surprise.
However, on Tuesday, Evans’ suspension was upheld by appeals officer James Thrash and Evans apologized for his actions.
“I want to sincerely apologize for my actions during Sunday’s game,” Evans said. “I saw my quarterback getting shoved and I let my emotions get the better of me. My response was not appropriate and not a true indication of who I am as a player and a person. I take pride in playing the game the right way and I realize it was unprofessional and hurt my team.”
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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