TAMPA, Fla. - A new video posted by TMZ Sports shows Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans in a fight outside of a club in Miami.
Evans is wearing a light colored shirt and is seen arguing with bouncers outside of the "Dream" nightclub in South Beach. It appears someone in Evans' entourage pushed one of the club's bouncers and that's when the fight started.
The brawl was pushed into the street. No one was arrested.
Evans' agent told the Tampa Bay Times the fight happened back in March, two months before the Bucs drafted Evans.
His agent also said Evans was not drinking at the time of the fight. In fact, Evans actually just turned 21 Thursday.
The Bucs are in Buffalo. They are not commenting on the video until they review it and meet with Evans.
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Friday night the team released short statements from Evans and head coach Lovie Smith.
STATEMENT FROM BUCCANEERS WR MIKE EVANS:“The incident in question happened during spring break in March while I was vacationing with friends in Miami. The issue occurred at the end of the night when someone in my party was approached by a member of the security staff. The situation escalated very quickly from there, but fortunately no one was injured. I regret that this incident that happened nearly six months ago has become a distraction to my team and I look forward to continuing to prepare for the start of my rookie season with the Buccaneers.”
STATEMENT FROM BUCCANEERS HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH REGARDING WR MIKE EVANS:“During his time here since we drafted him in May, Mike has met all of our expectations both on and off the football field. After speaking with Mike, our feelings about him remain unchanged. We expect him to be an important member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for many years to come and we consider this matter closed.”