Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell (21) reacts with wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) towards the end of the game. The Carolina Panthers defeated the St. Louis Rams 30-15 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell on $7,875 fine: ‘Roger being Roger, I guess’


Hit with a fine of $7,875 from the NFL for allegedly taunting Sam Bradford after the St. Louis quarterback suffered a season-ending injury, Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell called out Roger Goodell on Monday, saying the commissioner is targeting him.

Here’s Mitchell on the fine:

Roger being Roger, I guess. To be honest, I think there is a little bit of a targeting system they have out. I think I’m one of the guys they’d been looking for, but I’m OK with that.

 

So obviously there is a bias there, there was a quarterback injured on the play and they want to fine me for that. If you’re going to fine me for the act, then fine me for both of them. Since you didn’t, though, Roger, don’t come back and try to fine me (ESPN).

Mitchell went on to deny that he’s a dirty player:

I’m not going to change the way that I play. I’m not getting penalties, I’m not playing dirty, I’m not hitting anyone to the head. If you want to fine me on these little judgmental things, keep them coming. It’s a write-off.

$47,250 in fines were handed out after the game between the Panthers and the Rams.

[Source: ESPN]

Tags: Carolina Panthers Mike Mitchell Roger Goodell

  • ahrcshaw

    Bad call, the hit was not even aggressive, and the ????? taunt is stretching it a little. I will admit things were getting a little out of hand at the time and that it was a shame Bradford got hurt, but Mike was not the culprit.