Mike Mitchell Claims Roger Goodell Is Targeting Him

Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell called out NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday for making him a target for fines, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Mitchell was fined $7,875 for taunting on a fourth-quarter play in which St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in an Oct. 20 game at Bank of America Stadium. “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 close to $45,000. Asked where the fines went, Mitchell stared into a television camera and said, “Right in Roger’s pocket. Right in his pocket. On camera, right in his pocket is where it’s going.”