NEW ORLEANS — A lopsided recreation turned ugly when a quick skirmish broke out between the Saints and Buccaneers on Tampa’s sideline Sunday within the third quarter.
Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans was flagged 15 yards for operating throughout the sector and drilling Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore within the again, then pouncing on Lattimore when he hit the bottom. A Saints participant then tackled Evans to get him off Lattimore.
The skirmish began when Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston — who was not taking part in on the time — pushed Lattimore at the back of his helmet whereas showing to recommend that he return to his personal sideline. Lattimore rotated and shoved Winston within the chest. Then Evans flew in for the sort out.
Saints gamers rushed over from the alternative sideline, however the state of affairs was shortly subtle after that.
Saints coach Sean Payton was furious with officers till the flag was lastly thrown at Evans for pointless roughness.
The Saints had been main 30-Three on the time and had simply pressured one other Tampa Bay punt when Lattimore helped defend an incomplete go to DeSean Jackson close to the Tampa Bay sideline.
The Saints received Sunday’s recreation 30-10.