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 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.
Gardner-Johnson also mocked the 5-foot-6 frame of Bears running back Tarik Cohen in a game last season.
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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
Javon Wims definitely just realized he’s playing against Dalvin Cook and DK Metcalf in fantasy today.
— 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
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