Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols lost his cool as his team was getting blown out Sunday and did something stupid as a result.
Nichols was ejected for throwing a punch at Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen during the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Nichols connected with Jensen’s facemask, which made the infraction even more obvious.
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It wasn’t really clear if anything prompted Nichols’ reaction. There did seem to be some minor pushing and shoving. It didn't help that the Bears were down 35-3 when Nichols was ejected, but that doesn’t excuse him losing his cool. He will be in line for a fine at the very least.
Nichols, a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft, had five sacks last season and has added one so far in 2021.