Wims gets two-game NFL ban for punching

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims has been suspended for two games for sucker-punching New Orleans Saints defensive back CJ Gardner-Johnson during Sunday's NFL game.

Gardner-Johnson on Monday denied a report he spat on Wims during Sunday's game, prompting a sucker-punch and an on-field fracas.

During the third quarter of the Saints' overtime win, Wims ran over to Gardner-Johnson, who wasn't guarding him on the play, and sucker-punched him twice in the helmet and facemask. A fight broke out and the Bears receiver was ejected.

NFL Network reported Monday Wims had told Bears' coaches Gardner-Johnson had spat on him in addition to ripping out his mouthpiece.

Gardner-Johnson, who was slugged by teammate Michael Thomas in practice that led to Thomas missing the team's Week 5 game, denied the report.

"It ain't got nothing to do with me. If he's acting out, that's on him," Gardner-Johnson told reporters. "It wasn't no incident. ... It's a lot of he said, he said. Ain't nothing happened. Nobody got spat on."

Bears coach Matt Nagy was upset with Wims after Sunday's game, saying: "I am really, really bothered by that third-quarter incident."

Nagy followed up Monday by saying he had spoken to Wims.

"Out of respect, I'm going to keep that between us and internally, but we did talk to him, and regardless of what went on, he was apologetic and knows that no matter what, you can't do what he did," Nagy said.