Mike Evans: NFL says recreation officers weren’t in search of participant’s autograph


The NFL says the 2 recreation officers seen in a video interacting with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans weren’t asking for the broad receiver’s autograph.

Following the Bucs loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Charlotte, Panthers beat author Sheena Fast filmed the 2 officers within the stadium tunnel showing at hand Evans a pen and paper. Evans momentarily stopped and scribbled one thing down.

The NFL issued an announcement on Tuesday clearing the officers of any wrongdoing.

“After talking with the people concerned, we have now confirmed that the postgame interplay between Jeff Lamberth, Tripp Sutter, and Mike Evans didn’t contain a request by the sport officers for an autograph.

“Both Lamberth and Sutter have been reminded of the importance of avoiding even the appearance of impropriety when interacting with players, coaches, and club staff on gameday – including during the pregame and postgame time periods.”

An NFL spokesperson wouldn’t remark additional when requested what the interplay was about.

On Tuesday, Evans instructed reporters he and aspect decide Lamberth had been speaking about golf.

“I wasn’t signing my autograph, I can tell you that. I talk to a lot of officials. We are all human beings. He’s a nice guy. That’s all. We were just talking about golf. That’s all we were talking about,” stated Evans.

NFL Community insider Tom Pelissero reviews the interplay centered round Lamberth getting Evans’ telephone quantity to introduce the broad receiver to a golf professional for classes.

The NFL wouldn’t verify nor deny Pelissero’s account.

CNN has reached out to the NFL Referees Affiliation for remark.