Tom Brady might be with out at the least one in every of his greatest large receivers when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday, and the star quarterback just isn’t pleased about it.
Mike Evans has been suspended one sport for his function in a battle that broke out between the Bucs and New Orleans Saints in Week 2. Evans acquired concerned within the scrum when he noticed that Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Brady have been jawing at each other. The receiver defended his quarterback by sprinting over and leveling Lattimore (video right here).
Evans was the one participant who was suspended. Brady was requested about that throughout the newest episode of his “Let’s Go” podcast, and he ripped the NFL.
“It’s an unlucky circumstance. I don’t assume it deserved any sort of suspension. I believe that’s ridiculous,” Brady mentioned, as transcribed by Ryan Gaydos of FOX Information. “You recognize hopefully we are able to transfer previous it, get to a greater place. You recognize ultimately, I respect Mike having my again. I do know he’ll be taught from it. And he is aware of that all of us have his again.”
Brady added that it “means every part on this planet to me as a teammate and a good friend” that Evans got here to his support.
The NFL handled Evans as a repeat offender, which is probably going why he was suspended. He was beforehand suspended in 2017 for throwing an affordable shot at Lattimore. Sunday marked the third time that the 2 gamers have gotten right into a bodily altercation.
One wild conspiracy concept has surfaced about Evans’ suspension, however we doubt Brady subscribes to that. The actual situation for the 45-year-old is that Evans won’t be on the sphere towards the Packers every week after Chris Godwin and Julio Jones each sat out with accidents. The Bucs could possibly be very shorthanded on Sunday.