Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans and New Orleans CB Marshon Lattimore were both ejected from the Buccaneers’ 20-10 win over the Saints yesterday as 2.5-point road favorites.
Now the NFL has handed Evans a one-game suspension without pay that’ll keep him on the sidelines for Sunday’s home opener vs. Green Bay. The Bucs have won by double-digit margins in their first two games at Dallas (19-3) and at New Orleans.
In a statement released by the NFL, it says that Evans has been suspended “without pay for one game for violations of unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules.”
Since Evans restructured his contract in the offseason for salary-cap purposes, he won’t lose out on as much money as he would’ve next season, according to The Athletic’s Greg Auman.
Evans had five catches for 71 yards and one TD on seven targets against the Cowboys. The ninth-year veteran out of Texas A&M had three receptions for 61 yards on four targets before being ejected at New Orleans.
In 2021, Evans had 74 catches for 1,035 yards and a career-best 14 TDs.
Before the suspension was announced, most books had Tampa Bay listed as a three-point home favorite against the Packers. Since the news broke, most spots have moved the Bucs to -2.5 and the number is down to two at BetRivers.