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?