UPDATED 11/2, 10:10 a.m. ET: Javon Wims said that Chauncey Gardner-Johnson spit on him, the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Wims also reportedly told team officials that Gardner-Johnson ripped out his mouthpiece.
#Bears WR Javon Wims told team officials that #Saints CB C.J. Gardner-Johnson spit on him, in addition to ripping out Wims’ mouthpiece, during Sunday’s game before Wims sucker punched Gardner-Johnson, per sources.
Wims was ejected. The NFL is now considering a suspension, too.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2020
The NFL is now considering a suspension, per Pelissero.
See original story below.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims was ejected during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, after sucker punching defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, not once, but twice. Watch the video below.
He snatched his chain and started swinging. 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/YwIluBafD2
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 1, 2020
It appears that Wims tried to snatch Gardner-Johnson's chain before throwing hands. Prior to the scuffle, Gardner-Johnson stuck his finger in the face of Anthony Miller, quite possibly provoking Wims' response.
This is how you get yourself slapped around by Javon Wims pic.twitter.com/leLeNhBO2H
— Barstool Chicago (@barstoolchicago) November 1, 2020
This isn't the first time that Gardner-Johnson has gotten under the skin of a Bears wide receiver. Last season, Allen Robinson III got into it with him after the two were jawing at one another. What exactly was said is unknown, but perhaps it provoked today's altercation.
Did a quick search of Wims & Gardner-Johnson and found this from last season... maybe related? pic.twitter.com/XNiteaMLk9
— Dylan MacNamara (@DylanMacNamara) November 1, 2020
Gardner-Johnson also mocked the 5-foot-6 frame of Bears running back Tarik Cohen in a game last season.
Javon Wims was just trying to get revenge on Chauncey Gardner-Johnson for this... pic.twitter.com/CM3htnG4Oa
— adam 🤟🏼 (@Bolt_Holt) November 1, 2020
Gardner-Johnson clearly knows how to piss people off, and sometimes, it can be his own teammates. Remember, the fight during practice that resulted in Saints star wideout Michael Thomas receiving a one-game suspension involved Garder-Johnson.
When Saints fans found out it was CJGJ that Michael Thomas fought with pic.twitter.com/3VxlJWEzq8
— Ryan (@datboywolf) October 12, 2020
Despite all the potential clues, people were still trying to figure out why exactly Wims threw a punch, especially at someone wearing a helmet.
Javon wims.. you are great player bro but that wasn’t cool.. regardless of the situation.. you had time to think and you still did that..
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 2, 2020
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 1, 2020
Bears player Javon Wims walked up to a guy on the Saints and started throwing punches seemingly unprovoked. I've never seen anything like this in the NFL.
He shouldn't worry about being suspended. He should worry if he will ever play again. pic.twitter.com/s43yLc0eJ7
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 1, 2020
Somebody already having fun with Javon Wims and his wiki page pic.twitter.com/aF0eJXGtjh
— shortedge (@shortedge_) November 1, 2020
Javon Wims just went up and sucker punched a dude on the Saints. What in the world, man.
— Cole Douglas Claybourn (@ColeClaybourn) November 1, 2020
Yooooo why did Javon Wims swing on Gardner-Johnson lmao
— Kaelen Jones (@kaelenjones) November 1, 2020
Wow. I might be done with the NFL. My five year old asked me why Javon Wims punched that guy. I couldn’t answer. Next my child said, “I don’t want to play in the NFL any more, daddy. That might happen to me.” Poor girl’s dream ruined by such a selfish, vile, immature display.
— Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) November 1, 2020