Jaylon Johnson posts on social media that Bears fined him $2,745 for being late

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Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson is in hot water for being late, and may be in more hot water for complaining publicly about the consequences.

Johnson posted a picture on social media of the letter that was sent to him informing him he had been fined. Johnson added his own commentary making clear he wasn’t happy about it.

“This shii crazy bruh,” Johnson wrote. “Walked in as it turned 8:16 and they tax me like this.”

The letter was headed NOTICE OF VIOLATION OF CLUB DISCIPLINE SCHEDULE and dated on Tuesday.

“This is to inform you that you are hereby being fined $2,745.00 for your Unexcused Late to Building at Daily Specified Mandatory Report Time on October 19, 2021, pursuant to 2.5(j) of the 2021 Chicago Bears’ Maximum Club Discipline Schedule in accordance with Article 42 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement,” the letter said. “Please note that repeated violations of the same offense may result in escalated fine amounts, or discipline for Conduct Detrimental to the Club which may include the maximum fine amounts and/or suspension without pay as set forth in the Club Discipline Schedule.”

The letter is signed, “Sincerely, Matt Nagy, Head Coach.”

Nagy indicated today that he wasn’t thrilled with Johnson for putting team business on social media.

“I’ll be able to talk to him and see what that’s all about,” Nagy said. “But Jaylon’s been doing great. Again, for what it is and where we’re at, I’ll be able to discuss it with him.”

On game says, Johnson is showing up to work. Johnson has started every game this year and has only missed one snap all season.

17 responses to “Jaylon Johnson posts on social media that Bears fined him $2,745 for being late

  1. Jaylen is not very bright at all. Showing up to work on time shouldn’t be difficult. It should be the easiest part of every day.

  2. Don’t be late. The team has to sit there and wait on one guy. That’s just total lack of respect for your teammates and coaches. It never hurts to be early.

  3. Welcome to the world of millennials and gen-zers, never responsible for their own actions and whine when consequenced to their social media groupies.

  4. 8:16 is late for an 8:15 meeting, not that hard to understand for most but it may be difficult for others!

  5. Accountability isn’t always the easiest lesson to learn. Pouting about it on social media shows you haven’t learned it at all.

  6. Players who are late should be fined – however – the amount seems excessive.
    Is the amount specified in the contract?
    Or is it arbitrarily determined on a case by case basis?

    If its in the CBA then he has to abide by it.

  7. Don’t post about it but keep fining your players for minor things and you won’t have to worry about him as he will take his business elsewhere. Unless this is habitual they should have let it slide.

  8. How they came up with exactly $2,745 for the size of the fine should be the real question.

    Was $2,750 too much and $2,740 too little? “Perhaps it was… in the Twilight Zone”

  9. Great job Bears, Nagy the entire gang down there at Halas Hall!

    You guys really know how to pour gas on the fire!

    -Bear’s fan *face palm*

  10. BuckyBadger says: October 20, 2021 at 3:33 pm Don’t post about it but keep fining your players for minor things and you won’t have to worry about him as he will take his business elsewhere. Unless this is habitual they should have let it slide ——— Wrong. 1st off when you let something slide once is how it becomes habitual since you ALWAYS have to do something once before you can do it multiple times, how do you think things become habitual… 2nd Showing up late/not being on time is not a minor thing. In fact in every job that is the simplest and 1st thing you can do to show you actually take the job seriously and are dependable. 3rd quite honestly your response comes off the same as his just making excuses. You seem to be the same type of employee who thinks they can be late or not show up whenever they like because to you it’s only a “minor thing”.

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