NFL warns Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians about Week 2 bench conduct

NFL warns Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians about Week 2 bench conduct

TAMPA, Fla. — The NFL issued former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians a warning about his conduct on the bench during Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, telling him that conduct similar to the future will result in further disciplinary action for him. and the club, a source told ESPN on Wednesday.

Arians, who now works in the Bucs’ front office as senior assistant to general manager Jason Licht, was sidelined in the Bucs’ 20-10 win over the Saints, and he was encouraged when cornerback Marshon Lattimore was not penalized. for pass interference on a pass intended for wide receiver Scotty Miller, which resulted in not only quarterback Tom Brady being confronted by the officials, but also wide receiver Mike Evans being ejected from the game, along with Lattimore.

Evans received a one-game suspension. He appealed the sanction, which appeals officer James Thrash confirmed on Wednesday.

Arians and Licht were sidelined instead of upstairs in a cubicle because coach Todd Bowles said the Saints did not provide a cubicle. The Saints say they provided seats for the Arians and Licht in the press gallery.

Arians spent most of the match in the sideline but during the altercation he was seen standing on the white tape reserved for officials, players and coaches.

Arians resigned as head coach of the Buccaneers in March, although he is still an employee of the team, attending all practices so far during the regular season and appearing in every game.

Pro Football Talk first reported the news of the league warning to Arians.

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