Found January 09, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Surrounded by the sound of jazz bands in street parades, bars, restaurants, crazed fans and where the smell of Cajun food wafts through Bourbon Street, Tyrann Mathieu, who has tenderly become known as the “Honey Badger,” returns back to his native town. Born and raised in New Orleans, he has a chance to help lead No. 1 LSU to a win against Alabama in Monday night’s Allstate BCS National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. There is a sense Mathieu, winner of the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s best defensive player as a sophomore, is the top player in the nation, although he was only named a Heisman Trophy finalist. When he was busted, when he was caught for being a rockhead and recklessly smeared his Heisman chances, Mathieu, a top-ranked LSU cornerback, was suspended for failing a university-mandated drug test – as well as Spencer Ware and Tharold Simon. With painstaking determination, willing to redeem himself and mellow as a player – all while he had proven to ...
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