Saints coach Sean Payton was upset that Buccaneers huge receiver Mike Evans wasn’t ejected from Sunday’s sport for hitting cornerback Marshon Lattimore from behind whereas Lattimore was responding to Jameis Winston coming off the bench to poke him behind the top.
Evans was given a private foul for his run at Lattimore and might be topic to extra self-discipline from the league regardless of the dearth of a disqualification on Sunday. Evans didn’t do a lot to argue towards such self-discipline when requested about his actions after the sport.
“I let my emotions get the best of me,” Evans mentioned, by way of the Tampa Bay Times. “I thought [Lattimore] was picking a fight with my quarterback. It’s something I shouldn’t have done. It was very childish. I shouldn’t have done that. Unprofessional. … I want to play. I want to help my team. The league’s going to do what they’re going to do. I shouldn’t have done that. That was kind of malicious. I shouldn’t have hit him in his back like that. I should have just shoved him away, tried to break it up. I reacted too quick.”
Evans ought to discover out early within the week if he’s dealing with a potential suspension in order that there could be time for the appeals course of to play out earlier than the Bucs face the Jets subsequent Sunday.