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Mike Evans says fight at club happened during spring break in March

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Mike Evans says the video of him in a fight outside a nightclub in South Beach was recorded while he was on spring break in March, not last weekend as initially reported.

[Watch it: Mike Evans fight video released]

On Friday, TMZ Sports released video of the fight and said it took place last weekend. Evans and his agent say it happened in March.

“The incident in question happened during spring break in March while I was vacationing with friends in Miami,” Evans said in a statement issued through the team. “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.”

Look at all the passive terms used: the issue occurred; the situation escalated; the incident in question. I guess that’s one way to describe the situation.

Another way to describe it is that a fight broke out outside a club and Evans went nuts and was throwing punches. Right, but keep regretting that it has become a distraction for the team.

The person who recorded the video insists it took place over the weekend. Whom do you believe?

Mike Evans gets in big fight outside club (Video)

Mike EvansMike Evans’ NFL career is not getting off to the greatest start, and you know the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cannot be happy with their rookie after this.

TMZ released video Friday of a fight Evans was a part of that they say took place outside a nightclub on Saturday night.

Evans, who turned 21 on Thursday, supposedly was inside the 21-and-over club last weekend despite being 20 years old. The video shows Evans upset and yelling while seemingly in a dispute with some of the club’s staffers. He throws some punches and darts around during the fight.

No arrests were made despite the obvious assaults.

Evans was an All-American and voted first-team All-SEC last season. He left for the draft following his redshirt sophomore season at Texas A&M and was drafted No. 7 overall by Tampa Bay.

Mike Evans does interview on Jim Rome ‘That started badly and ended badly’

Mike EvansFormer Texas A&M wide receiver and recent Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round pick Mike Evans joined Jim Rome for a radio interview on Tuesday, and it did not go well.

Evans conducted the interview much like the same way a top college football program playing a small-time bowl game in December would: he so did not want to be there.

Evans repeatedly gave short answers, did not open up, and generally seemed annoyed that he had to do the interview. Rome worked hard to open Evans up and make him feel comfortable by varying his questions the entire way, but nothing he did seemed to work.

After doing the interview, Rome spent the next part of the show reviewing the interview like he usually does. He took a lot of listener feedback, and much of it was the same; the listeners all compared the interview to the one Ken Griffey Jr. did with Linda Cohn. It was that bad.

Rome’s final thoughts on it summed it all up: “that started badly and ended badly.”

Maybe we should give Evans a break and figure that he’s a rookie with the media, too. Maybe he hasn’t done too many interviews, so you figure he’ll get better over time.

H/T Deadspin

Denver Radio Host Mike Evans Gets Tim Tebow Tattoo After Losing Bet (Pictures)

Count Denver radio host Mike Evans as at least the second person to get a Tim Tebow tattoo after losing a bet.

Evans was hosting his show on Sports 104.3 the Fan in Denver when he made a wager with a caller who said the Broncos would win 8 games this season. The team was 2-4 at the time. Sure enough, the Broncos went on a six-game winning streak and finished 8-8.

After promising he would get the tattoo following the new year, Evans went to the tattoo shop to pay it off Thursday.

Earlier in the season, Tim Tebow was asked about the tattoo bet and found it to be pretty humorous.

“I just think you need to think about it, pray about it, [and] come up with something good, because it’s going to be on you for a while,” he said in a video message to Evans.

At least Evans’ tattoo isn’t as bad as the last guy’s.

Pictures via Joel Klatt on Twitter