There are many in Fort Thomas who cheer for the former Highlands Bluebird, even though his current team is widely despised in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.
Marvin Lewis implied that Mitchell is a dirty player yesterday after the Bengals lost to the Steelers.
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“When you play linebacker, you’re at the tip of the sword all the time. You’re going to be put in positions that way with the way you play the game,” Lewis told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “Linebackers, safeties — it’s an unfair thing. You look at Mike Mitchell on the other side. Those guys are put in positions all the time where it’s bang-bang. That doesn’t happen for an offensive guard. If it’s a 60-play game, it could be 35 times where they’re in a position that way that could be looked on as a foul or penalty.”
Mitchell responded to Lewis on his Instagram page: