Punching Helmets Is Never a Good Idea

Bears WR Javon Wims faces a possible suspension following a squabble with Saints DB Chauncey (C.J.) Gardner-Johnson.

Wims attempted to grab at Gardner-Johnson’s chain and threw two punches to the helmet. He was then ejected from the game.

Following the delay, the Saints intercepted Nick Foles which eventually led to a Saints win in overtime, 26-23.

The series of events started in the third quarter when Gardner-Johnson ripped Wims’ mouthpiece off after an exchange of words. During this interaction, Wims claimed that Gardner-Johnson also spit on him.

Wims was then pulled and spent 11 minutes on the bench before having a chance to be face-to-face with the defensive back again.

Throwing punches is already bad enough, but throwing punches to a helmet doesn’t do any kind of damage you’re hoping for. If you’re going to choose violence at least make sure the other person doesn’t have protective gear on.

Gardner-Johnson has declined to elaborate on what led to him being punched but has denied the claim that he spit on Wims.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson posts on his Instagram story following the conclusion of the game.

Photo: (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

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