Saints' Mitchell gets big fine for grabbing some mask

Don’t grab the facemask.

The NFL sends that message loud and clear and it was reinforced as New Orleans Saints linebacker Marvin Mitchell has been fined $10,000 for a facemask penalty in last Sunday’s game, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Mitchell got a good hold of the facemask of Carolina’s Mike Goodson on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter. The penalty helped set the winless Panthers up in good field position where they could have won the game with a field goal.

Typically, facemask fines are not this severe. Mitchell can appeal the fine.

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