Steelers Mike Mitchell speaks out on confusion over National Football League rules

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell is not happy with the state of football. More

Mitchell, who is in his ninth year as a pro, referenced his hit two years ago on Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert.

Meanwhile, the National Football League has since overturned the one-game suspension that was also initially given to Bengals safety George Iloka for his hit on superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown.

And don't forget, New England's Rob Gronkowksi was also suspended for a game for his late hit on Buffalo's Tre-Davious White on Sunday.

"At the end of the day this is foot". I've changed my family legacy by this lovely game of football forever.

The NFL commissioner signed a five-year contract extension on Wednesday, worth about $40 million annually, according to reports. But if you don't want to get injured, don't come out here.

"You don't think Goodell doesn't know about what is going on?" I hear all these guys saying 'they're trying to make this flag football, ' and in my head, I'm looking at them saying are you out of your mind?

But Mitchell believes that is just football. If you don't know me and you've never had a conversation with me, don't judge us on what you see in football, because football's my competitive side. But give me flags to pull off so I know what we're playing. We gotta get better leadership as who's running the league, because obviously everybody from fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell.We can't have a guy where you just hand out discipline on how you see fit.

"They go to their locker rooms, they go to their meeting rooms and their players are praising them, their coaches are praising them, but their check, their wallets are being deducted thousands of dollars for doing what we learned how to do to come into this game". He also took a shot at ESPN analyst Matt Hasselbeck. "Make that make sense", said Mitchell of the 2015 play. You can't. It's just the risk of playing football. I donate more money to Cincinnati underprivileged kids than probably people on the Bengals.

The Steelers' current NFLPA rep, left guard Ramon Foster, said that if players want to see changes in Goodell's power over player discipline, they're going to have to be willing to sacrifice for it with a players strike. We've got to do better as players when we sign the next CBA.

"Just hand us all some flags". There needs to be a set guideline on how we do what we do. "It's absolutely absurd. But like I said, it's Steelers vs the world".

"I don't like to compare players and suspensions, things like that, but if you look at what Gronk did and what JuJu did and they got the same suspension - I don't know if that's necessarily fair", Roethlisberger said. "You hit them in the pocket and in that way money always talks".



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