Retired Bucs head coach Bruce Arians was on the sideline during Sunday’s brawl with the Saints and is currently being investigated by the NFL.
According to NBC’s Pro Football Talk, the NFL is looking into Arians’ involvement in the fight between Mike Evans and Marshon Lattimore.
“Per source, the NFL is working on addressing all things related to the Bucs-Saints brawl on Sunday, including the involvement of “retired” Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians from the sideline.”
Arians, who retired in the offseason as the team’s head coach and moved into the front office, was caught on video arguing with Lattimore on the sidelines.
— Boot Krewe Media (@BootKreweMedia) September 19, 2022
Arians sent Mike Evans in like an attack dog pic.twitter.com/K74FN3Wjdo
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 18, 2022
Mike Evans & Marshon Lattimore have been ejected after this fight 🍿
— PFF (@PFF) September 18, 2022
Evans and Lattimore are also under league investigation per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
“The actions of #Bucs WR Mike Evans will be reviewed today by league officials for a possible suspension, source said. Evans and #Saints CB Marshon Lattimore were both ejected during an on-field scuffle, and the entire matter will be reviewed.”
The NFL world reacted to the news of Arians being investigated by the NFL on Monday.
A lot of things could have been addressed appropriately then and there. Arians was only on the sidelines to instigate and they could have put a stop to it. I'm sure the Bucs will happily trade the win for whatever half measure the league takes. https://t.co/Ik2OVXn6G5
— Lil’Mitch (@MitchDMS) September 19, 2022
Lol the Bucs have a “retired” coach illegally coaching from the sideline during games and sending players out to attack opponents. Classy organization! https://t.co/aNHwD9lHJh
— B&G Headquarters (Air-Conditioned) (@BnGreview) September 19, 2022