Javon Wims lost his suspension appeal and will miss two games.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the NFL upheld the suspension, per a source informed of the decision.
The league later announced that appeals hearing officer James Thrash, jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA, affirmed the two-game suspension of the Chicago Bears wide receiver.
Wims attacked New Orleans Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson midway through Sunday afternoon's loss, throwing two punches. He was immediately ejected.
Broadcast cameras showed Gardner-Johnson and Wims in a heated discussion with the Saints DB ripping out the receiver's mouthpiece several plays before the altercation. Pelissero previously reported that Wims told team officials that Gardner-Johnson spit on him, in addition to ripping out the WR's mouthpiece.
In upholding the suspension, the league underscored that they will not tolerate any on-field fights.
Wims will miss games against the Titans and Vikings.