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Bears coaches warned Wims to avoid Gardner-Johnson before fight

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Javon Wims is halfway through serving his two game suspension for repeatedly punching the helmet of Saints' defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, and the optics keep getting worse. On Monday morning, Bears' wide receiver coach Mike Furrey spoke with the media for the first time since the fight – and here's what he said about it: 

I called Javon that night when I got home after the game and I told Javon, I said the most disappointing thing that occurred from that event was the fact that I just sat there on the bench prior to that play and told every single one of you, ‘Do not get involved with 22. Do not retaliate. Don’t put your hands on him. Don’t head-butt him. Get back in the huddle.’ So the way I handled that, the biggest thing was the communication to learn a lesson – that when someone’s trying to protect you from maybe ruining your career, you need to listen. It’s unfortunate that that situation happened, but I think it’s even more unfortunate and disappointing that we addressed it right before it happened. That was the most disappointing part about it.

 That's ... not a great look for Wims. He'll be eligible to return to the Bears after Monday night's game against the Vikings, if he does at all.