Punching a player on the field has consequences.
And even though Javon Wims appealed his two-game suspension for throwing hands at Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, the league has ruled that the punishment it doled out earlier in the week stands as called:
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 4, 2020
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweets Wims’ two-game suspension was upheld by James Thrash, a retired 12-year veteran receiver who split time with Philadelphia and Washington who now serves as an appeals officer in the league’s offices. That’s pretty neat when a blast-from-the-past name pops up in this manner. What’s not neat is that Wims is out for Sunday, and Week 10’s Monday Night Football game against Minnesota.
How this impacts the Bears on game day remains to be seen. They just cut Ted Ginn Jr., so perhaps this pushes Riley Ridley onto the active game-day roster. Maybe it moves Lamar Miller into the running backs room. If that happens, then it would make sense to slide Cordarrelle Patterson back to being with the receivers. In any case, we’ll keep tabs on how Wims’ suspension impacts the Bears when the time comes.