It’s no secret that the NFL has been handing out fines left and right this season. Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell has been hit with five fines this season and let’s just says he’s not happy about it.
Mitchell’s most recent fine was a $7,875 fine for taunting during the fourth quarter of the Panthers’ week 7 win over the Rams. That fine brought his total fine dollars close to a staggering $45,000.
When asked why he’s had to shell out so much money in fines this season, Mitchell blames Roger Goodell. But blaming Goodell wasn’t enough for Mitchell. He takes it a step further and states that all this fine money that the NFL is hitting up players for is going directly into Roger Goodell’s pocket.
“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.”
Mitchell said it was his fifth fine of the year, including the preseason, totaling