12:36 PM PT -- The NFL just dropped the hammer on Wims for the punches ... banning him TWO GAMES for the violence.
Wims is now set to miss the Bears' tilts against Tennessee and Minnesota ... though the league is giving him the option to appeal the suspension.
Chicago Bears WR Javon Wims uncorked TWO massive haymakers on a Saints player mid-game ... and the whole violent affair appeared to start because of a mouthpiece jacking.
Here's the deal ... early in the 3rd quarter of the Saints-Bears game in Chicago, Wims went to block Chauncey Gardner-Johnson -- and the two got into a bit of a tussle.
The guys trash-talked each other ... and, eventually, Gardner-Johnson ripped Wims' mouthpiece right off his facemask.
THREAD: My Zapruder breakdown of the Chauncey Gardner-Johnson/Javon Wims beef.It begins on this play on the Bears’ first possession of the second half. After exchanging some words, CJGJ rips Wims’ mouthpiece off and it falls onto the ground. pic.twitter.com/wwQgcbKdJ5— Evan Saacks (@evansaacks) November 2, 2020
THREAD: My Zapruder breakdown of the Chauncey Gardner-Johnson/Javon Wims beef.It begins on this play on the Bears’ first possession of the second half. After exchanging some words, CJGJ rips Wims’ mouthpiece off and it falls onto the ground. pic.twitter.com/wwQgcbKdJ5
Wims was taken out for the remainder of the Bears' drive after the play ... but when his squad got the ball back -- he went to exact revenge on CGJ.
Check out the video of the play -- it's WILD -- Wims tried to grab Gardner-Johnson's mouthpiece, but when he missed ... he decided to throw 2 HUGE punches instead.
What is #Bears WR Javon Wims doing?Complete dumbass. pic.twitter.com/fvPspWQYN4— Steve Frederick (@_SteveFrederick) November 1, 2020
What is #Bears WR Javon Wims doing?Complete dumbass. pic.twitter.com/fvPspWQYN4
Both connected with CGJ's helmet ... and it kicked off a melee between the two teams.
Ultimately, the scrum was broken up and Wims was ejected ... and now, a big-time ban could be coming soon.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday the league is mulling a possible suspension for the wideout, and given his status as a role player on the Bears' roster ... his job might be in jeopardy too.
As for Gardner-Johnson, he definitely came out on top of the fight ... his Saints won, he didn't suffer any injuries in the brawl -- and he fired away at Wims on social media after the contest.
"That man punch like a female," CGJ said, before adding, "Bra cheap shot like a fee."
26-year-old Wims was picked by the Bears in the 7th-round of the 2018 NFL Draft ... and he's played in 28 games since, catching 27 passes and scoring 4 total TDs.
Originally Published -- 6:13 AM PT