Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 10/17/12
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.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: NFL approves automatic ejections for egregious hits to head

Video seems to show Teddy Bridgewater dropping back, passing

Cavallari shares photo of Cutler in birthday suit on Instagram

Lionel Messi’s suspension puts Argentina in danger of missing World Cup

Report: Chris Long signs one-year deal with Eagles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Witten signs four-year extension with Cowboys

Stan Van Gundy: Georgetown should go all-out to hire Ewing

Hue Jackson: Browns are not interested in Colin Kaepernick

Report: 'Strong belief' Jay Cutler won't play in 2017

Falcons GM wants to change OT rules after SB loss to Patriots

LaVar Ball reportedly shopping reality TV projects

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Box Score 3/28: Wilt's last game

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The 28 craziest ballpark foods for the 2017 season

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker