Latrell reveals real reason he snubbed Dally M night
A lot of things I do are off camera… that’s not what it’s about, it’s about being genuine,” Mitchell told the Let’s Trot podcast.
“I didn’t not show up out of spite, I just didn’t want to go there because I didn’t feel like I was doing it for that, an award.
“I didn’t see the point of getting up and getting an award… that’s not what I do it for, I do it for smiles for the kids.
“If I can change a kid’s life one day then that’s my job, that’s my reward.”
While Mitchell appears in media headlines arguably more than any other NRL player, he endured a particularly negative run at the end of the 2023 season.
Reports surfaced of he and Rabbitohs teammate Cody Walker receiving special treatment at the club, leading to assistant coach Sam Burgess suddenly leaving.
That led to the son of South Sydney great Clive Churchill publicly lambasting Mitchell, which resulted in the former being stripped of his regular grand final day medal honours.
Mitchell was then accused of snubbing a young fan’s photo request at a junior football event in Sydney’s west, although the man’s claim on 2GB radio was largely ridiculed afterwards and Mitchell labelled him an “idiot”.