Javon Wims has a new position: cheap shot artist.
In an NFL game Sunday, the Chicago Bears wide receiver approached New Orleans Saints safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from behind, tapped him and then brazenly punched him in the head. Twice.
Ranking the things that got the most hurt here:
1: Javon Wims’ hand
2: Javon Wims’ bank account
Last: Anything on CJ Gardner-Johnson’s bodypic.twitter.com/THrcUlalUJ
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) November 1, 2020
Wims was ejected. A fine and suspension are in the offing.
He ticked off Bears coach Matt Nagy, too.
“It’s selfish and it should have zero part in this game,” Nagy said in a postgame interview. “I’m just very disappointed in him for that.”
Wims’ outrageous misbehavior had no clear motive. Perhaps he was upset at Gardner-Johnson for sticking a finger in the face of another Bears receiver, Anthony Miller, on a previous possession, NFL.com reported. Or maybe he was still angry after Gardner-Johnson yanked off Wims’ mouthguard, the Chicago Tribune noted.
The Saints won in overtime, 26-23.