Initially reported by ESPN as a $48,620 fine for a low hit on Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, Mitchell actually was fined only $9,115. Ultimately, the price tag fell all the way to zero dollars and zero cents.

Michele Tafoya of NBC’s Sunday Night Football reports that Mitchell won his appeal of the fine for a low hit on the Chiefs quarterback during Pittsburgh’s Week Six win in Kansas City. The decision has served only to intensify Mitchell’s feelings about the criticism he took for a hit that many regarded as dirty.

“I was very frustrated with Alex [Smith] and people in the media,” Mitchell told Tafoya. “Matt Hasselbeck, we’re gonna have words next time we’re on [Monday Night Football]. You don’t know me. And you call me a repeat offender? Two personal fouls over the past three years.”

The winning argument on appeal apparently came from the contention that the hit to Smith’s knees happened accidentally.