Report: Steelers ban Mike Mitchell from Twitter after 'kill yourself' tweet

No word on if Mike Mitchell can still use MySpace. (Getty Images)
No word on if Mike Mitchell can still use MySpace. (Getty Images)

Mike Mitchell has had a rough few weeks. First, he was suplexed by Jets center Nick Mangold. Then, in the hours following the Steelers' win over the Titans, Mitchell got into it with a fan over Twitter.

During the game, the fan tweeted at Mitchell: “You are the worst signing in franchise history. Please retire and give back the money you are stealing.”

Mitchell allegedly responded with this: “LOL I'll do no such thing. You on the other hand kill yourself.” The first-year Steelers safety was asked about the tweets on Tuesday. "If people tweet me, I tweet them back," he told KDKA-TV.

Not anymore because coach Mike Tomlin had banned Mitchell from Twitter, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Tomlin has previously stated that players are free to use social media as long as they don't embarrass themselves or the organization.

With all non-stop social-media vitriol directed towards players -- usually from nameless, faceless critics -- it's amazing this doesn't happen more often.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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