Tom Brady got in a bit of a scuffle with New Orleans Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore on Sunday. It was only moments later that Mike Evans came rushing from the sideline and shoved Lattimore to the ground. A brawl ensued.
The NFL has suspended Mike Evans one game for his actions. Although something tells us he would do it over again if it meant he'd be protecting his quarterback.
With that being said, Brady can't help but feel responsible for Evans getting suspended.
"Obviously if I didn’t run down there to argue with the call ... if things weren’t said back and forth between both teams, it could’ve been avoided,” Brady said, via the Tampa Bay Times.
“...There’s a lot of things that go into it and there’s a lot of things at fault, so I don’t think Mike should be the one to be blamed and singled out. Unfortunately he has been, and that’s just the reality of life in the NFL.”
Here's video of scuffle. You can see Mike Evans come flying in to knock Marshon Lattimore on his butt.
Brady adds the Buccaneers need to learn to not let emotions get the best of them, especially at key moments during the game.
“I think just sometimes the emotions get the best of us, and I love Mike. And the fact that Mike would come out there to defend me means everything in the world to me as a teammate and a friend,” Brady told host Jim Gray on his weekly Let’s Go! podcast that aired Monday evening.
“And Mike knows how I feel about him. So in the end, emotions are a part of sports. Sometimes they boil over, and they obviously did (Sunday), and it’s an unfortunate circumstance. I don’t think it deserved any type of suspension; I think that’s ridiculous. Hopefully we can move past it and get to a better place.”
Evans will serve his one-game suspension this Sunday afternoon against the Packers of Green Bay.