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NFL rookie Mike Evans caught up in huge Miami nightclub brawl

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When it comes to the Texas A&M 2014 draft class it seems that it's not just Johnny Manziel who is prone to getting caught up in negative headlines.

Reports Friday revealed that Manziel's fellow first round NFL draft pick, wide receiver Mike Evans, was involved in a late-night nightclub brawl which saw the now Tampa Bay Buccaneers player throw a number of punches at a bouncer during a recent night out in Miami.

The melee certainly escalates quickly with the imposing figure of Evans caught up in an altercation which apparently arose due to the club's hierarchy removing the WR from the club due to the fact Evans was just 20 at the time and was therefore in violation of Dream Nightclub's 21-plus age policy.

Fight confusion

Initial reports from TMZ suggested the fight, and the footage, came from Saturday night with Evans apparently celebrating his 21st birthday this past weekend.

That has since been refuted by the NFL rookie's agent however who claims that the altercation took place way back in March - a full two months prior to the Draft.

If this is indeed the case then it means Mike Evans will not face any disciplinary action from his new NFL franchise due to the fact that he was at that time not affiliated with the Tampa Bay Bucs or any other franchise for that matter.

A&M rookies in trouble

It certainly hasn't been a great week for NFL rookies who count a stay at Texas A&M's College Station campus on their resume. 

It was revealed today that Johnny Manziel, now a quarterback with the Cleveland Browns of course, has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for his middle-finger gesture during the Browns' Monday night pre-season game against the Washington Redskins.

Add to that the summer of near relentless stories of Manziel's partying antics across the US and it looks like the former Aggies are failing fairly spectacularly at making an inconspicuous entrance into the National Football League ahead of their rookie seasons.

At least Jake Matthews (selected sixth overall in May) has managed to stay out of trouble so far.

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Evans as a player

The altercation is likely to be frowned upon by the Bucs hierarchy and the story of his night-club brawl comes just days after he let the team down on the field with a crucial fumble that helped the Miami Dolphins defeat Tampa over the weekend.

Of course with the 2014 season proper yet to begin Mike Evans will not yet be judged on his pre-season activity on the field.

Should he continue to be filmed brawling away from the gridiron however that could be another story.

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