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Mike Evans will not be taking the sphere for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers once they play the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday.
Evans was suspended for one recreation for his position in a brawl with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore of their Week 2 matchup. Evans appealed, however the suspension was upheld.
Jon Runyan, the NFL’s vp of soccer operations, stated in a news release Evans was suspended for violating the league’s guidelines relating to pointless roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct.
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“After a play had ended, you have been strolling towards your sidelines. Once you seen your teammates engaged in a confrontation with Saints’ gamers, you ran towards that space on the sphere and violently threw your physique into and struck an unsuspecting opponent who was a part of that confrontation. You knocked your opponent to the bottom and a melee ensued involving gamers from each groups. Your aggressive conduct might have induced critical harm to your opponent and clearly doesn’t replicate the excessive requirements of sportsmanship anticipated of knowledgeable,” Runyan wrote in his letter to Evans.
Nonetheless, Runyan’s letter to Evans did little to quell any conspiracy theories in regards to the suspension as Runyan’s son performs for Inexperienced Bay.
Jon Runyan Jr. shot down any notion there was one thing else at play.
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“He was simply doing his job. He is been doing that job for over a half-decade now. It simply so occurs that we’re taking part in the Buccaneers this week. Everyone’s attempting to make it this conspiracy principle, which it isn’t,” he said, via ESPN.
James Thrash was the attraction officer who upheld the suspension.
“My dad’s doing his job,” Runyan Jr. added. “[It was a] lapse in judgment on the sphere. Typically, that stuff occurs. There’s a complete conspiracy principle taking place, and it isn’t true. That is simply the way it goes. You possibly can’t be working 15 yards attempting to head-hunt any person when the play’s over. It’s humorous, although, how stuff works out generally.”
Runyan Jr., an offensive lineman, was a sixth-round draft choose by the Packers in 2020. He performed collegiate soccer at Michigan.
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Runyan Sr. has been the NFL’s vp of soccer operations since 2016. He was a Professional Bowler in 2002 and spent most of his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. He additionally performed for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers/Titans and the San Diego Chargers.