The decision to suspend receiver Mike Evans for one game was just part of the league’s reaction to Sunday’s brawl between the Bucks and Saints. The NFL also passed on a message to the team and former head coach Bruce Arians.
The NFL sent warning letters to Allins and the Buccaneers in the aftermath of Sunday’s incident, league sources with knowledge of the situation said.
Arius was generally properly on the bench area, but during the altercation he was in a white stripe apparently reserved for officials, players and coaches. was also clearly involved.
Details of the warning are unknown at this time. Presumably, the Buccaneers face potential penalties during the game, and the Arians face potential discipline in the form of fines or perhaps banishment from the bench area.
“He will comply,” said the source.
The league recognizes the potential issues with a former head coach acting as an unofficial agitator and/or acting as if he is still a coach when he is not It’s good that the league shuts it down quickly and decisively.