Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston apologized Wednesday for inciting the incident that led to receiver Mike Evans' suspension and also said he had his throwing shoulder examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

Winston said he's not surprised that coach Dirk Koetter suggested both he and Evans should have been ejected after an altercation among Winston, Evans and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. He said he was surprised Evans wasn't ejected Sunday after hitting Lattimore in the back and instead was suspended for one game.

"I just want to apologize on behalf of my teammates and Mike Evans for the incident that happened in the Saints game. That's something I can't do in the heat of the moment," he said. "My competitive nature [took over]. Obviously I can't come off the field and make any gesture towards an opponent, let alone touch them. I can't do that, so I apologize for that."

He said he expects to be fined for the incident.