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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell sounds off on Roger Goodell in tirade

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell sounds off on Roger Goodell in tirade

Coming off a contentious win Monday night in Cincinnati, Steelers safety Mike Mitchell Wednesday went on a profanity-laced rant for over four minutes on the state of National Football League on-field and off-field discipline.

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety took to Twitter to rail on the National Football League for suspending Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown (a suspension that was overturned) during Monday's NFC North matchup that has drawn widespread criticism for what many deemed excessive violence and dirty play. Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was suspended for his hit on Vontaze Burfict, and Bengals safety George Iloka was fined for his hit on Antonio Brown. Like we said: total mess.

Mitchell is right about one thing: Football is a great game that has changed many lives, and the physicality of the sport is certainly part of the appeal. I feel like I gotta ask a guy 'hey are you ready for me to hit you right now?' before I hit you.

Not wanting to take those kinds of hits doesn't not make a player any less of a "man", as Mitchell's says.

Mitchell has firmly entrenched himself in the "THIS IS NOT FOOTBAW!" crowd, which is usually reserved for CTE-ridden players from the 70s and 80s.

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"At first you're taking our money, but now I've got a-holes like Matt Hasselbeck calling me a dirty player and trying my character and we've never met before". I don't know, sounds awfully risky and barbaric to me. I donate more money to Cincinnati to underprivileged kids than probably the people on the Bengals.

It's an issue that wasn't much of an issue, at least in conversation, until revelations over the physical toll football takes on players' bodies, especially their brains, has come to light in recent years. You suspend a kid for playing hard. There needs to be a set guideline on how we do what we do.

"You don't think Goodell doesn't know about what is going on?" He wants to hit dudes and he wants to play the game of football the way he grew up playing it. At the end of the day this is Foot-Ball. Many have ripped the NFL for giving Smith-Schuster the same penalty it gave Gronkowski, whose hit was among the most indefensible the league has ever seen.

"This ain't football", Mitchell said. "We can't have a guy where you just hand out discipline how you see fit. And that's insane. I'm gonna mess around and get hurt trying to protect an offensive player because he's running an over route".


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