Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ one-game suspension has been upheld and he will miss Sunday’s game against the Packers, the league announced Wednesday.
Evans’ appeal was heard on Tuesday by former NFL wide receiver James Thrash, who was jointly appointed by the NFL and the NFLPA.
The nine-year veteran was suspended on Monday for his role in a fight during the Buccaneers’ win over the Saints on Sunday. Evans remains eligible to return to Tampa Bay’s active roster on Sept. 26.
Sources: Mike Evans, his agent, the NFLPA and the #Bucs just finished their hearing regarding Evans’ one-game suspension appeal. I’m told the league plans to alert Evans of its final decision tomorrow.
2-0 Tampa Bay has its home opener vs Aaron Rodgers and the #Packers Week 3.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 20, 2022
If Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are out this week, this becomes almost a must-win for the #Packers not just because it’s crucial in the standings but mentally.
If they can’t beat THIS version of the Bucs, it’s ugly for them.
At least they’ve beaten the 49ers during the year
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) September 20, 2022