Mitchell, who e-mailed The Province twice to state no deal had been done, emphatically backed up his disdain for the NFL upon joining the Lions two seasons ago. The NFL can keep its money, the 26-year-old said, until he's good and ready to give it another try.
"I didn't sign in the NFL because I actually had the power to say I don't want to come right now," Mitchell explained from his home in Virginia Beach, Va. "If you're looking at life through your bank accounts you'll never find peace.
"I was all ready to sign, but then I had all these feelings and emotions. I really didn't feel right. The NFL was selling me purely on their brand. 'You're going to like it because everyone else likes it.' I told [Miami] your money doesn't mean anything to me."
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Wow. Gotta admire this guy.
The decision by the 26-year-old All-CFL defensive tackle led to an acrimonious split between Mitchell and the agent, the second time that has happened in the past month. On Dec. 18, Mitchell also terminated a relationship with his previous agent, Andrew Bondarowicz, who had arranged tryouts with the Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles.
Mitchell was also slated to work out for Houston Texans a week ago, but the offer was pulled after Mitchell dumped Canter and struck out on his own. He then contacted the Lions last Thursday and expressed his desire to return to the CFL.
“Khalif turned down a multi-year contract with almost 95k in virtually guaranteed money with the Dolphins in order to take less and go back to the CFL,? Canter told the Vancouver Sun, in an e-mail. “I disagreed with both his decision-making process, his refusal to listen to his advisors, and how he handled the situation. And, thus, I terminated my contractual and agent relationship with Khalif.?
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