You won’t see a player go out of his way to throw haymakers at an opponent, but Javon Wims was looking for a fight.
By the time the dust settled, the Chicago Bears wide receiver found himself walking off of Soldier Field early on Sunday afternoon.
Javon Wims throws two punches at C.J. Gardner-Johnson
Wims found New Orleans Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson and threw two huge punches to Gardner-Johnson’s head midway through the third quarter of their matchup in Chicago on Sunday.
It appeared that Wims was backing up Bears teammate Anthony Miller, who had just gotten into it with Gardner-Johnson.
This is one of the easiest ejections any NFL official will have.
Bears coach Matt Nagy, though he missed the beginning of the incident himself, was livid.
“I did not see it. I totally missed it. What I did hear is what it looked like, which is completely unacceptable,” Nagy said after the game, via The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus. “We’ve talked to him and told him that that’s not how things go here. ... There’s no place in our game for that.”
Wims was standing up for his teammate, and Nagy said he apologized after the game. That makes it a little more palatable.
Still, Wims deserved the ejection and had to know it was coming. The third-year receiver — who has just five catches for 35 yards and one touchdown this season — could face a hefty fine and a suspension, too.
At least he got his money’s worth with his two punches. The Saints won, 26-23, in overtime.
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