LSU’s Tyann Mathieu is a phenominal football player. He managed to become a Heisman finalist and he doesn’t even play offense. That doesn’t happen often. But what does happen often is his drug use, apparently.
Honey Badger (as the kids call him) just failed his 3rd drug test. How he was able to get by two failed drug tests is beyond me and besides the point.
Immediately following the news, it was reported that Mathieu would be suspended. But coach Les Miles has taken it a step further and has dismissed him from the team. Some people sure know how to squander opportunities. I can’t say that I feel the least bit sorry for him.
In what is nothing less than a shocking and significant development, the player nicknamed the Honey Badger will have no shot at repeating that feat or, more importantly, helping LSU defend its SEC title.
At a press conference Monday afternoon, head coach Les Miles announced that the All-American cornerback is no longer on the team after violating team policy. What that specific violation was has yet to be revealed.
“This is a very difficult day for our team,” Miles said in a statement. “We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences.
“It’s hard because we all love Tyrann. We will do what we can as coaches, teammates, and friends to get him on a path where he can have success. We are going to miss him.”
Mathieu was one of three players suspended for one game last season, reportedly for failing a drug test. The drug in question was allegedly synthetic marijuana.