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Mike Mitchell takes horrific cheap shot on Alex Smith

Given his history, Mike Mitchell could be suspended for this hit, which would keep him out of Bengals vs Steelers in Week 7.

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You’ll be shocked to hear Mike Mitchell did something dirty.

Mitchell’s latest infraction came in Week 6, where the Steelers safety took a horrific cheap shot on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. It came as Smith was alluding pressure and scrambling in the pocket before making a tough throw down the field. As he made the throw, Mitchell took a blatant hit at Smith’s legs:

Thankfully, Smith wasn’t injured on the play, and Mitchell was at least called for a personal foul as well. Given his long and noted history of illegal hits, this latest infraction could be enough to get him suspended, which happens to come on the heels of Bengals versus Steelers in Week 7.

There was also a play earlier in the same game in which Mitchell had a helmet-to-helmet hit on Charcandrick West, which led to the Chiefs running back leaving the game with a concussion.

Even Steelers fans are recognizing Mitchell’s dirty play.

The hard-hitting safety has had his fair share of run-ins with Cincinnati. On several occasions, Mitchell’s big hits have knocked Bengals players out of games. He often plays on the edge of legal/illegal hits on opponents, and he’s drawn plenty of fines in his career, but he’s never gotten remotely as much national scrutiny as someone like Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict gets.

Will the NFL finally make an example out of Mitchell like they have with Burfict on so many occasions?