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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Chimes In On Recent Arrest Of Colts Owner Jim Irsay


Much like the player he’s been signed to replace, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell certainly isn’t one to hold his tongue when it comes to the league and how they handle discipline of players. On Monday, Mitchell has already chimed in on the recent arrest of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for driving under the influence and being in possession of a controlled substance.

Mitchell took to Twitter Monday morning with his thoughts on the subject.

Mitchell was fined five times last season and those fines reportedly totaled close to $45,000. Following the fifth fine, he spoke out about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

“Roger being Roger, I guess,” Mitchell said. “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.”

It will likely be a while until we know the outcome with Irsay, who according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, is also subject to league discipline under the Personal Conduct Policy, but you can bet Mitchell will be watching.

Mitchell’s predecessor, safety Ryan Clark, was the Steelers union representative for several years and now that it’s certain he won’t be back, Mitchell very well could be a candidate to take over that position from him on the Steelers as well.

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  • costanza2k1

    consistency is key when it comes to our free safety’s :D

  • srdan

    I like that comment a lot. He should only be worried about being consistant wtih the level of play we are use to here (barring last year)

  • Jason Vancil

    Great, he’s on Twitter. At least it isn’t “wake and bake”.

  • cp72

    I would write into everyone’s contract you can not maintain a Twitter account. Nothing good ever comes out of it

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Tough to do, but with anything difficult there could be a way. First you tell people, that if they intend to drink, know your limit, and take a cab or a limo as you can certainly afford it. If you don;t want them on Twitter you can tell them something like this:

    “Guys, we don;t waste time talking on Twitter as we have Pros dealing with that. The rest of us don’t have time for that crap, we are here to win championships, therefore there is always work to do in order to improve every day. Let’s get to it.”

  • joe

    Mitchell didn’t say anything negative. Most people want to know how this will be handled and whether the process is consistent…I think we all know it isn’t an equitable system akin to real life.

  • PA2AK

    Twitter and social media isn’t going away. Until he says something stupid or starts tweeting in games…is it really a problem? I could have read it differently than others, but I don’t see anything remotely controversial about what he said. Unless the mere mention of NFLcommish is frowned upon now.

  • PA2AK

    and how many athletes have a twitter account and post several times a day without it ever hitting the media?

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