Khalif Mitchell will be lost to the Lions for their games in Calgary and Toronto if he does not appeal his suspension handed down by the CFL Monday afternoon
The CFL’s response to what it determined with an “unneccesary, reckless act” is a two-game suspension to Lions defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell.
The league wasted no time in making the announcement Monday, coming less than two hours after conducting a phone hearing with Mitchell, who was represented by CFL Players Association counsel Ed Molstad.
Mitchell said he was involved in a football play Friday when he violently tugged at the arm of a vulnerable Edmonton Eskimos guard Simeon Rottier, but commissioner Mark Cohon was not buying his claim.
“This type of behavior has no place in our game and will not be tolerated. Any play that unnecessarily puts one of our players at risk of serious injury will be with discipline,” Cohon said in a statement released by the league.