Tom Brady Ignites Saints-Bucs Melee, Marshon Lattimore And Mike Evans Ejected In 4th Quarter

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers went Old School Sunday afternoon at the Superdome.

It was just 3-3 in the fourth quarter, when a melee broke out between Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans, who have been feuding for years. The brawl appeared to start when Tom Brady was exchanging words with Lattimore.

And they went after one another like in Wrestle Mania. Many members of both teams then converged at midfield before order was restored after a few minutes.

Offsetting unsportsmanlike penalties were called, and both players were tossed from the game.

Evans left with two catches for 48 yards.

The Buccaneers later took a 10-3 lead over the Saints with 7:41 to play on a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to Breshad Perriman. It was Brady's first touchdown pass against New Orleans since Oct. 31 of last season - a span of seven quarters.

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Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests. A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention. Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.