“Don’t Leave”: Distraught Fans Sympathize With DB CJ Gardner-Johnson After His Car Was Stolen Post Eagles’ Victory

Published 01/24/2023, 2:00 PM EST

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The Philadelphia Eagles triumphed over the Giants to move one step closer to the Super Bowl. However, CJ Gardner-Johnson could not fully enjoy the win. While fans and the team celebrated their dominant victory, the safety was dealing with an unfortunate incident.

The Philadelphia Eagles pushed past the odds that were set against them to overthrow the New York Giants 38-7. But instead of drinking in their victory, the safety was left disappointed. Eagles fans joined the conversation in hopes that the safety would remain with the team despite having an unpleasant experience.

CJ Gardner-Johnson experienced an unpleasant incident


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While most would like to kick it back and enjoy a well-deserved win, the Eagles’ safety was unfortunately unable to do that. Gardner-Johnson took to Instagram live to share some shocking news. The safety said that his car was stolen in Philadelphia. He said, “I know exactly who stole my sh**, don’t worry we got y’all on camera. That’s how y’all get down in Philly.. after a win?” Gardner-Johnson has been a good fit for the Eagles squad and has made his presence known on the field.

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Fans were all the more sympathetic. Having your car stolen may be the farthest thing one would want, but thankfully by his own admission, the safety has footage of the incident. Here’s what fans had to say about what had occurred.


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The NFL world has sympathy for Gardner-Johnson

The NFL world took to Twitter to express their sympathy for the QB and anger- directed at the alleged perpetrator. One user accused Giants fans of the theft.

Another user exasperatedly asked.

One fan hopes CJ won’t leave the Eagles after this experience.

Another ardent fan pleaded on behalf of all Philly fans.


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This fan offered the safety his ride.


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While some fans were genuinely concerned for the safety, others hoped that this incident would not impact his future with the Eagles. As of now, there has been no report indicating whether the safety was able to recover his car. But it seems like Gardner-Johnson and the Eagles will have to push aside all worries and focus on what’s to come. Philadelphia will go head-to-head against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have been looking sharp lately, especially with the talented Brock Purdy at the helm. Fans will eagerly anticipate this NFC Championship game face-off. The Eagles’ safety, on the other hand, may have to find someone who can give him a ride to the stadium.

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Written by:

Anika Gomez


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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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Hitesh Nigam