Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 10/27/14
BATON ROGUE, La. -- Sports Illustrated is reporting that former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu might have violated NCAA rules by promoting a night club while he was still a member of the team. The magazine reports Mathieu appeared in a video made by a group of his friends that goes by the name Era Nation in which he promotes a party at a Baton Rouge club called The Palace on March 10 of this year. His pictures were also on fliers promoting the event called "Era Nation Album Release Party For Tyrann Mathieu." The flier also featured photographs of former LSU star Mo Claiborne, now with the Dallas Cowboys, and current LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from allowing their names or pictures to be used in advertising the sale of a product or service. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said the school is aware of the promotional material with Johnson's photograph, but does not believe he committed an NCAA violation. "We are comfortable that Anthony did not know about it," Bonnette said. Claiborne was done playing for LSU at the time the flier was distributed. As it turns out, so was Mathieu. He was dismissed from the LSU football team in August for failing a drug test, and entered a treatment program run by former NBA player John Lucas. Instead of transferring to another lower-division school to play this season, Mathieu re-enrolled at LSU but is not playing football. Any NCAA issues could affect his ability to return to football with LSU or another school next season.
1 Comment:
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants to World Series title

Giants fans get rowdy celebrating World Series win

Roy Williams' response to criticism over academic scandal

Jerry Jones challenging Tony Romo to play Sunday?

Wizards make rapper Wale new 'creative liaison' for team

Report: Joe Maddon to become Cubs manager

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rockets Harden and Ariza visit Julius Randle in the hospital

Dan Gilbert asked if he 'deserved' to have LeBron back

Brady: Maybe at Manning's age I'll be playing that well

Dolphins LB brings kid from stands to field before each game

NFL and MLB spending big money on mid-term elections

High school football player reportedly stabs teammate

WATCH: Chevy guy bombs World Series presentation

WATCH: James Ennis throws down dunk of the season

Kris Humphries shares nasty photo of gruesome finger injury

WATCH: Joe Panik makes play of the game in Game 7

Russell Westbrook wears aluminum foil-like outfit

WATCH: Capitals' Chimera suffers nasty broken nose

Robert Griffin III to start against Vikings

WATCH: Navy raps about Notre Dame, set to ‘Anaconda’

Rulon Gardner selling Olympic memorabilia to pay $3.9M debt

Mike Pettine says he ‘can sense’ Johnny Manziel’s frustration

WATCH: Unreal ending to H.S. game; QB forgets to finish play

Five NBA teams set to surprise in 2014-15

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon as manager

Tom Brady talks Peyton Manning

Best Game 7s in World Series history

NFL, MLB spend on mid-term elections

Gurley suspended four games

Gordie Howe suffered stroke

WATCH: Kobe and Dwight get into it

Notre Dame WR will not be punished

Jose Canseco shot off his finger

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.