Javon Wims loses appeal of two-game suspension

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Bears wide receiver Javon Wims will be suspended for the next two games.

Wims lost his appeal of his two-game suspension, according to multiple reports.

James Thrash, who was an NFL wide receiver for 11 seasons, heard Wims’ appeal and ruled against him. Thrash was hired as an appeals officer in a joint effort between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, and is paid by both, so there is no bias in favor of either side in appeals hearings.

Wims sucker punched Saints cornerback Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, starting off a melee during Sunday’s game. Gardner-Johnson is likely to be fined by the NFL for instigating the incident by ripping Wims’ mouthpiece off his helmet and throwing it to the ground.

17 responses to “Javon Wims loses appeal of two-game suspension

  1. They say ” do the crime do the time” You hurt your team with school yard pettiness. Bill

  2. I would have given him four games if I were the appeals officer just for having the audacity to appeal it.

  3. What was his appeal? “Yeah, I punched him. But he was wearing a helmet so it shouldn’t count.” Or maybe, “Yeah, I punched him, but he’s a jerk.” How about, “Yeah, I punched him, but so did his own teammate, so that ought to tell you something!”

  4. They should actually suspend both players 2 games. He could have poked his eye and that is career threatening when you are a receiver.

  5. They should have suspended him for 30 days and offered him the opportunity to shorten the time by attending therapy sessions. This spanking will not help anyone.

  6. collectordude says:
    November 4, 2020 at 11:52 am
    Control your temper.
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    Yeah, well, these guys are expected to be hyper-competitive, to play with emotion, to be aggressive and violent on the field – really shocking that all of that can’t be turned off with the flip of a switch between plays or when provoked.

    Ideally, yes, guys shouldn’t hurt their team with stuff like this, but guys lose their tempers all the time and it’s easy enough to see why.

  7. What’s amazing is that the Bears haven’t cut this fool.

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    This. Maybe they like his “fire” or “grit”?

  8. bkinacti0n says:
    November 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm
    What’s amazing is that the Bears haven’t cut this fool.

    I actually applaud the Bears for not cutting him. Imagine if Allen Robinson would have pulled this stunt. No one would expect the Bears to cut him. But because Wims is more of a borderline roster guy, he needs to hold himself to a higher standard?? That’s nonsense. Cutting him in the “we don’t tolerate this type of behavior” vein would be a hollow gesture and the Bears would change their opinion of what they tolerate if and when a superior talent player screws up.

    Hopefully the kid learns a lesson and we all move on.

  9. What a shocker. I wonder if Thrash was able to not laugh at whatever ridiculous excuse he tried to use.

  10. bkinacti0n says:
    November 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm
    I actually applaud the Bears for not cutting him. Imagine if Allen Robinson would have pulled this stunt. No one would expect the Bears to cut him.

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    Allen Robinson worth > Javon Wims and simple as that. Robinson would/should earn same suspension but no he would not be treated the same as any 3rd or 4th receiver. Same incident; cut Wims without a tear in your eyes.

    Yes, players get treated differently depending on production. Happens all the time.

  11. Would have been nice to see Dallas show that kind of fire after their QB got hit….

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