Tom Brady Calls Mike Evans Suspension “Ridiculous”

September 19th, 2022

The Mike Evans running, dead-ball blast to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore during yesterday’s game earned Evans a one-game suspension.

Tom Brady reacted to the news tonight.

Brady opened up on his Let’s Go! show on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio and spoke about football being an emotional game. He said there were many players involved in what led to the Lattimore-Evans altercation and Brady said he has a problem with Evans being “singled out.’ Brady referred to that as “the reality of the NFL.”

“I love Mike,” Brady said. “And the fact that Mike would come out there to defend me, it means everything in the world to me as a teammate and a friend. 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 yesterday. And it’s an unfortunate circumstance. I don’t think it deserved any type of suspension. I think that’s ridiculous. You know hopefully we can move past it, get to a better place.

“You know in the end, I appreciate Mike having my back. I know he’ll learn from it. And he knows that we all have is back.”

Joe appreciates calling the suspension “ridiculous,” but it certainly was justified. Lattimore not getting suspended, Joe will call that ridiculous.

54 Responses to “Tom Brady Calls Mike Evans Suspension “Ridiculous””

  1. Colin in Canada Says:

    The fact that the suspension was decided by Jon Runyan is ridiculous because his son plays for the Packers. That’s a conflict no matter what Mike Evans did.

  2. Kentucky Buc Says:

    It’s only justified in a pu$$y league Joe. They’d suspend Jack Lambert in warmups in this league.

  3. CrackWise Says:

    It is ridiculous and EVERYONE will now be forced to see it OR deny it. The lines are being drawn in the sand everywhere these days.

    I just hope this is shown at Mikes HOF ceremony!!! Talk about a team guy. He is literally putting his own NFL record on the line to do what needed to be done for his team in that moment.

    The fact that it was that dirt bag from the Saints, AGAIN, is the cherry on TOP.

  4. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Florio feels better now…until his Vikings let him down yet again.

  5. Wade Landry Says:

    DBrooks recused himself,conflict of interest…not mr. Runyan…way to go Colin ic .well more adventures in route running/receiving of s m and bp we cut /let go of j w and t j …hmmm esp. keep s m oh well, all families have some disagreements….these are mild and probley inadequate in info/ Coach B’s demeanor I,modern but with old school seasoning ..Defense…takes us to the bowl baby…

  6. NCBucfan Says:

    Appeal this stupid sh$$!

  7. Chris Stewart Says:

    If Mike Evans was a Saints player, they probably would’ve paid him for the late hit. Let’s not forget, we’re going up against the team that literally PAID. PLAYERS. TO. INJURE. PLAYERS.

  8. Maniac Buc Says:

    Mike suspension was in no way justified. Not even remotely justified. The league is a joke.

  9. Duane Says:

    Worth it ! Was great seeing Lattimore knocked on his tail. Dont want to see anyone get hurt, but every once in a while ME13 is gonna have to give him the shiver in order to shut that mouth of his up. Lattimore and Thomas are all legends in their own minds and only play for themselves. They had Drew Brees at QB for years and couldnt get him back to the super bowl. With Jensen out, I have been impressed with the back- up stick carriers doing their part.

  10. Tony Says:


  11. Tony Says:

    I’m sure if Jameis looked at the football as crablegs he’d be protecting it pretty well then.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    It does seem like Mike was ‘singled out’ on this one. Lots of players were involved in the melee, but only 2 got thrown out of the game: Evans & Lattimore. THAT should’ve been punishment enough, since BOTH teams were involved and BOTH teams paid a heavy price (thankfully we prevailed however).

    I’ve watched the brouhaha several times now, and it looks to me like Lattimore pretty much kicked it off. ME13 obviously felt that Tom Brady was under attack in some fashion or another, and came to his defense. Admittedly not a good look, but in an intensely emotional game, sh!t happens. Punishing 1 team but not the other gives the impression of bias. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the NFL big-wigs overrule this one.

  13. Ryan Says:

    Two weeks in a row Lattimore was involved in a skirmish and nothing happens. Both players were ejected. No injuries or anything major. Time served for both would be fair.

  14. LakelandSteve Says:

    What gets me is everything that led up to this and the referees inability to call penalties that were blatant. The Scotty Miller play was just the spark that blew the lid off. Lattimore did what he always does, holding, grabbing and then forced Scotty out of bounds. The refs did not call any of it. Wouldn’t be surprised if poor Scotty don’t end up pregnant after the rape that occurred while running the route.

  15. ModHairKen Says:

    Evans is a great man. Loyal. Fierce. Fearless. He may be out a game, but he saved yesterday’s

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK…don’t shoot me….

    Technically, the suspension is warranted,,,,,,,if you go by the letter of the rules,

    But…..the problem is the no calls on DPI on Lattimore & taunting by him at our bench,,,,those calls would have diffused the situation,,,,,,and all that should have been taken into consideration.

  17. Tom Sumner Says:

    wtf nfl??? FREE 13!

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Joe what r the odds of Evans winning appeal ?

  19. Joe Says:

    Joe what r the odds of Evans winning appeal ?

    Joe wouldn’t bet on it but perhaps there is a chance the suspension gets pushed back.

  20. Scott Says:

    do you see the holding and pi in the bills game? if the called that in the saints game mike would have had 150 yards and 2 tds they let them cheat

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    The refs not being fired is what I’d call ridiculous. They’re the ones that caused the entire incidence by not calling repeated PI vs Lattimore, they’re either on the take or the most incompetent people on earth.

  22. Atleast you’re not the Browns Says:

    My allegiance does not stand with either team. Suspension is justified. Probably could have dished a few more out. The league is soft, but you guys really think running from the sidelines and blind siding a player is a look the NFL is ok with?! The league lets these guys go long enough. Pretty sure OBJ got suspended when his feud with Josh Norman came to a head. OBJ was actually involved in the play at the time and not on the sideline.

  23. Lokog Says:

    Hahaha f the nola and their fans i was glad mike blasted that bitch payback for godwin and they don’t like it so f em

  24. steele Says:

    Lattimore is lucky Jensen wasn’t on the field.

  25. Kentucky Buc Says:

    They’re slowly taking the last man sport from us. Haven’t watched NBA in years. Won’t be long for the NFL. The NFL wants one of their young stars to win it all. All you hear these days. They want Brady and Rodgers out. Josh Allen, Mahomes, Herbert, Tua. That’s all u hear being pushed. Getting close to time for the old heads to move on. Players and fans alike.

  26. Oddball Says:

    FREE 13

    Good one

    Print up some shirts and banners for Sunday perhaps?

  27. Goatfarmer Says:

    Defund the Zebras!

  28. FrontFour Says:

    Suspend both or neither. Agree with many here that being tossed from the game would have been enough as Time Served for both of them and we all move on. NFL will have them wearing flags before we know it.

  29. Jeff Says:

    Mike is a repeat offender. Mike left the bench. He did the crime.

  30. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    A little PI with a side of taunting would have averted the whole thing. But I loved and and lol each time I see that ass clown get decleated!

  31. Nicky666 Says:

    I agree with steele Jensen would have taken Lattimore’s head clean off lmao

  32. Josh Says:

    Where’s Donald’s suspension for swinging his helmet at an opposing player? How is it worth a suspension when you protect your QB from a thug who has already punched one player in the face. He didn’t blindside him. He didn’t punch him. He knocked him over and Marshon Bitchmore embellished the hit. Come on Joe. I respect all your commentary but even you know this is some bs. 1 game for emotional football, and only 11 games for sexually harassing 20+ women. No games for swinging a helmet at a player. No games for punching someone in the face. BS.

  33. J Says:

    Tom needs guys to throw to, I say go pick up t.o and Beasley, t.o would destroy defenders even at his current age, Beasley got hands, win all year!

  34. Freeze Says:

    Talk about SAINTS bias they let Lattimore grab push and block but in the Superbowl if a BUCS player had their toenail brushed the flags were flying like confetti at the end of the game.. Oh well

  35. Crickett Baker Says:

    Why doesn’t the NFL see that after using Scotty as a jungle-jim Lattermostly walks over to OUR bench and throws shade at Brady? That seems like the definition of taunting even if they somehow overlooked blatant PI.

  36. Buczilla Says:

    Mike was in the wrong no matter how you try to justify it, but I am proud of him regardless and he did the right thing. Lattimore not being suspended is a f’ing travesty, but I’m used to our team getting screwed over. The bias is real and has been since our team was created, but we had the last laugh this time by winning the game. Hopefully this bs gets appealed and Mike can play on Sunday.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    You guys are being silly. Mike deserves the suspension. Heck, he probably expected it himself. It was probably worth it to him.

    Lattimore should have been suspended too, especially since he heckled the sideline, which is against the rules.

    But the fact that Lattimore did not get suspended doesn’t change the fact that both deserve to be. It’s only one game.

    That said, the person who handed out the suspension had a definite conflict of interest. Appealing it on those grounds might delay it a game. So we have to ask…is i more important to have him vs the Packers or the Prime Time Chiefs game?

    I say Chiefs. We’ll lose that game is we are down too many guys.

    Our defense can beat the Packers, just like the Dungy days.

    Don’t appeal, Mike.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sorry for the typos.

  39. CalBucsFan Says:

    Agree BucBon, if the appeal doesn’t’ get the suspension canceled completely, then I would much rather see him sit out against GB and be in top shape for KC.

  40. Christos Says:

    Agree with you Joe, i can accept the suspension and Mike has done this again. The ridiculous thing is that Lattimore did not get suspended and the excuse is laughable. Even more ridiculous is that the NFL was silent with the A.Donald issue and decided to play quiet and say they cant suspend a player at practice. Donald should have been suspended more than M.Garrett, he hit a player with the helmet. Ridiculous

  41. BucsfanFred Says:

    There is no effin justice anymore.
    Why do you think everyone BOOS when that Lurch looking creep of a commish announces a draft pick.
    Why does that pig still have a job?
    We should play Evans anyway and just ignore that creepy looking goon. He should be polishing knobs behind a strip club for two dollars a load, not commissioner of a sports league.

  42. BucsfanFred Says:

    There is no justice anymore.
    Why do you think everyone BOOS when that Lurch looking creep of a commish announces a draft pick.
    Why does that pig still have a job?
    We should play Evans anyway and just ignore that creepy looking goon. He should be polishing knobs behind a strip club for two dollars a load, not commissioner of a sports league.

  43. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    Suspend them both. But definitely appeal until the Falcons game when Julio and hopefully Godwin are back and we can absorb Mike being gone.

  44. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    Packers game is more important than Chiefs since it’s a conference game for playoff seeding. IMO.

  45. JBBUCS_06 Says:

    And Mike should appeal until Falcons game when Julio and hopefully Godwin are back.

  46. Allen Lofton Says:

    The NFL lacks leadership which explains their inept decision – weak minds beget poor results

  47. Mike Says:

    The refs are the ones who should be suspended or fired. They were terrible. What happened to the emphasis on taunting? How about the defender not being able to make contact after five yards? Not in Lattimore’s case I suppose.

  48. Matte1542 Says:

    Mike Evan’s was actually on the feild on that play he was just walking off when he seen lattimore getting in Brady an playoff lenny’s face an decided to turn around to give MR imma rape ya the knockout he deserved, everyone saying Mike wasnt on the feild an came from the bench needs to watch it again because a couple seconds before he got in bradys face Evan’s walked past him going to the bench….open up your EYES people

  49. Browsing from DC Says:

    Agree with Joe that Lattimore getting a pass is nonsense. If a player (Lattimore) takes a shot at another player’s face like he did to Lenny, he’s lucky all he got was a big time shove from Evans.

    Which is worse…taking a swing or poke at someone’s head or getting pushed to the ground (not blind-sided and NOT coming “off the bench”)?

    Kudos to ME for protecting his mates and kudos to TB12 for his support of ME.

    Screw the “history” between ME and Lattimore. That’s garbage. Lattimore wrote a check with his mouth that ME returned marked NSF.

    I can see a fine for ME at most if it hadn’t turned into a larger melee.

    Rest up, ME. Come back and put up big numbers against KC.

  50. Listnfrmafar Says:

    First off Mike did NOT leave the bench he had one foot off the field. Secondly Tampa@ is right, the suspension is warranted and the refs if they did their jobs would of prevented it. Watching the Bill’s game last night on a 3rd & 9 a Bill’s receiver does a deep post away from the play, a Titans LB brushes him about 8yds downfield. So weak the receiver didn’t break stride, out comes the flag for illegal contact. The press booth questioned the call and the official reply was it’s a new rule this season NO MATTER how severe any downfield past 5 yds will be called. Apparently Hurchulis never got the memo. He sucks as bad as his size small shirt wearing old man.

  51. Costa Rica John Says:

    I was okay with them ejecting both players. Suspensions are ridiculous for anyone involved. What would happen if the fans demanded part of their admission fees back bc the NFL suspended a player for this trivial fight?
    It all boils down to money. Unless people put pressure on the NFL they will do what they want everytime.

  52. unbelievable Says:

    It is ridiculous. Also, in week 1 Lattimore blasted a guy with a blind hit long after the play was over.

    Yet no suspension. Dude is a scum bag, and karma sill come for him soon enough. Even if the NFL refuses to even call penalties on him, let alone actually punish his actions.

    Just like Aaron Donald has been allowed to hit guys in the head with helmets, choke them, etc, but never gets punished. Yet Myles Garret was suspended for the same thing.

    The NFL is SO inconsistent in how they punish people, based on who the player is. They’ve never liked Evans, or the Bucs. And we see that play out every week between officiating and decisions like this.

  53. Oneilbuc Says:

    Why yall are mad about Evans he was wrong and this was his second time doing that. I love Evans he’s one of my all time favorite bucs player but he was wrong and remember Brady makes every wr good so we are ok .

  54. Alvafan Says:

    I do believe the NFL doesn’t like Mike cause he gives his TD passes to the fans. They fine the crap out of him for it but he basically gives them the middle digit and keeps handing them out! lol! Screw the NFL suits. Mike’s a fan’s dream come true!