Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson was fined nearly $ 3,000 for showing up late for training at Halas Hall on Tuesday.
Has 22-year-old Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson already had an official “Welcome To The NFL” moment?
In a way, he has – Johnson had a dedicated reception waiting for him when he walked into Halas Hall on Tuesday morning. When he arrived at 8:16 a.m., a letter from head coach Matt Nagy was specially addressed and signed to Johnson.
The letter said Johnson had been fined $ 2,745 for his “unexcused delay in building”.
“That Shii-crazy bruh … came in when the time was 8:16 and they are taxing me like that,” Johnson wrote on his Instagram with an angry emoji.
Johnson’s caption shows that players are given a 15-minute grace period to train at 8:00 a.m. No reprieve was reserved for Johnson, which apparently arrived seconds after the deadline and was fined nearly $ 3,000.
Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson was fined nearly $ 3,000 for being late for practice
Unfortunately, it could only get worse for Johnson if he’s late again. The letter stated that the fines could increase if he had more absenteeism.
Worse still, repeated delays could be classified as “conduct harmful to the club” which could ultimately result in maximum fines and / or free suspension.
That would be an extreme reaction to the situation, but based on Johnson’s reaction, it’s unlikely to happen again. More than anything, the letter was likely a lesson to teach Johnson that being late will not be tolerated by the bears. With a painful $ 3,000 pinch, Johnson is unlikely to be late at the facility ever again.
The commercial isn’t a good look for Nagy, who has come under repeated fire this season for a variety of reasons, most notably his delayed deployment of rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Nagy said little about the disciplinary response other than knowing that Johnson shared it on social media.
Johnson, the 2020 Bears second-round pick, said he “doesn’t take any situation for granted” after the tragic loss of his best friend earlier this summer. While the dedicated Johnson played almost every snap in 2021, the absence of morning meetings cost him seconds.