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Tyrann Mathieu has had his share of troubles, most notably getting dismissed from LSU just before the 2012 season for repeated failed drug tests (it was reported that he told NFL teams the number of positive tests was in the double digits).
The Cardinals spent a third-round pick on the defensive back dubbed "Honey Badger" in last month's NFL Draft in hopes that he's straightened himself out and can be the player who was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011 rather than the one who couldn't stay clean long enough to stay on the field.
And while most of the Arizona fan base has embraced the pick as a story about a second chance, a head shop in the Phoenix area has ... well, it's taken a different route, placing the following ad in this week's edition of the alternative Phoenix New Times:
@mathieu_era you see this yet? In this week phoenix new times. twitter.comSBergerBOSTON Scott Berger (@SBergerBOSTON) May 5, 2013
Funny? Tasteless? Your call. Based on Twitter commentary, the reaction seems split.
For his part, Mathieu has not commented on the ad, so his take on it is unknown. But that didn't stop it from going viral Sunday morning and thus doing exactly what it was intended to do. The ad has almost certainly paid for itself, so there's no arguing the business strategy; the question about whether openly mockinginviting a recovering 20-year-old is an appropriate part of a business strategy is a slightly more ambiguous one.
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The Arizona Cardinals drafted Tyrann Mathieu knowing that the former LSU defensive back would bring a laundry bag full of problems with him.
Mathieu has claimed that he has overcome his “marijuana addiction” since he has rededicated himself to football after spiraling out of control during his final stint with the Tigers.
The funny thing about the past is that it never goes...
Now that Tyrann Mathieu has been drafted by the Cardinals, he’s looking to help Arizona win games in 2013 and stay out of trouble by staying clean off the field.
The sad part is that there are some people who would like to help Mathieu fail. A local Phoenix business put out a newspaper ad to entice him. The store’s name is Bud’s Glass Joint and by the looks of things they...
A smoke shop in Phoenix decided to take out an ad in a local newspaper to welcome Tyrann Mathieu to town.
The ad is for Bud’s Glass Joint in Phoenix, which bills itself as “what a Phoenix Smoke Shop should really be.” The ad appears in the Phoenix New Times, and it states: “Honey Badger. Welcome to Phoenix! We have what you’re looking for.”
Mathieu, aka the Honey Badger...
An Arizona head shop took an ad out in the local newspaper welcoming free safety Tyrann Mathieu to the state. Of course, they took a shot at the Arizonal Cardinals rookie aimed at his former drug use at LSU. Matthieu was nick named the Honey Badger while at LSU and sat out a season to attend rehab.
Daryl Washington was arrested on aggravated assault charges, and a report says his alleged victim has a broken collarbone.
RB Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
Ellington earned first team all-conference and finished as Clemson's fourth leader in rushing in school history with 3,436 yards, just below former teammate C.J. Spiller. Although his 40 time (4.6) is misleading, he will have to shake off the injury prone label.
Ellington is undersized, but makes the most of it with...
According to CBS 5, the woman that Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington Allegedly assaulted suffered a broken collarbone.
Washington ended up surrendering to the police on Friday and was able to post the $4,200 bond. He even got permission to head to Texas to attend his daughters birthday party.
Police say on Wednesday, Washington went to his ex-girlfriend’s house to see their...
As the details start to get released from the Daryl Washington aggravated assault case, things are not looking good for the Cardinals pro bowl linebacker.
As we reported, Washington was being investigated, and then subsequently was arrested by Phoenix police for assault after an ex girlfriend and mother of one of his children accused Washington of beating her up.
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It was reported earlier this week that Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was under investigation for hitting his girlfriend, who reportedly showed clear signs that she was injured in some type of altercation.
So it seemed it was only a matter of time that Police finished their investigation and slapped the cuffs on Washington.
He was booked on two counts of aggravated...
The San Francisco 49ers announced on the team’s website Monday that the franchise has signed offensive guard Adam Snyder to a two-year contract.
Snyder, 31, spent just one season with the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. Previously, he was a member of the 49ers from 2005-2011.
He rejoins the staff as a likely backup left guard, right guard or right tackle. The former Oregon Duck started...
Earlier this week it was reported that Arizona Cardinals
linebacker Daryl Washington was under investigation for domestic violence
against his ex-girlfriend. Yesterday, Washington was arrested on assault
charges, according to Mia Garcia of Phoenix FOX 10 News.
Cardinals player Daryl Washington arrested and booked into jail on 2 cts agg assault. #FOX10
— Mia Garcia (@miagarciafox10...
The San Francisco 49ers have signed guard Adam Snyder to a two-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise after a year with the Arizona Cardinals.
The NFC champion Niners already have a steady offensive line intact to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick, so Snyder might be fighting for playing time in his return.
Arizona released the 31-year-old Snyder last Monday after...
Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com wrote Monday that he believes two teams – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detroit Lions – could be potential destinations for wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs.
The Lions would make sense because they elected not to re-sign Stefan Logan, who filled a similar role with the Lions in previous years. The Buccaneers would also be a possibility, due...