Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims said New Orleans Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson spit on him and ripped out his mouthpiece before Wims responded violently during Sunday’s game, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
#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
Wims punched Gardner-Johnson multiple times and was ejected:
A scrum broke out after Bears WR Javon Wims took a swing at Saints DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson. pic.twitter.com/jvtPCisp4b
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 1, 2020
In addition to Wims’ ejection, the incident led to a 15-yard penalty for Chicago in the third quarter of a tie game. Nick Foles threw an interception on the next play, causing a significant shift for a game the Bears eventually lost in overtime.
Here’s a video breakdown of what happened:
Gardner-Johnson must be a HOF caliber trash talker to be in someone’s head that long.
Wims doesn’t have much margin for error on the team with just five catches for 35 yards.
In this one sequence he gave back 43% of the yards he’s gained this season.