Mitchell, who was suspended earlier this season for hyperextending Edmonton Eskimo offensive lineman Simeon Rottier’s shoulder, was fined this week for making throat slashing gestures against the Edmonton Eskimos in the Lions’ 19-18 come from behind victory.
Mitchell’s actions this time around only got him a fine, where a second suspension should have been warranted.
Either way, in a puzzling situation of events, Mitchell will not play tomorrow night in Regina against the Saskatchewan Roughriders because of a thigh injury. And even when Mitchell returns, he will have to meet with head coach Mike Benevides, to make sure his completely inappropriate behaviour on the football field doesn’t continue.
As far as the Lions’ defense is concerned, they won’t miss a beat. Solomon Elimimian will return to the Lions after trying out with Minnesota and Cleveland.