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Tyrann Mathieu would have been a clear-cut first-round draft pick in the NFL had nothing gone wrong for him in 2012. The man once know as “The Honey Badger” ruined all his opportunities when getting busted with marijuana multiple times, which led him getting kicked off LSU and out of football that year.
Mathieu had been involved with jail time as well, as he continually got involved with weed, which eventually landed him in rehab. Mathieu now says he is clean and sober, and he has himself grinding right now to get into the NFL.
“I’ve been to rehab. I’ve been to counseling. I have a sponsor,” he told the Associated Press. “I’m surrounding myself with people who want to do what I want to do, which is be a football player. To go back down that road? Not a chance in this world. Not a chance in this lifetime. I’ve got to be the best person that Tyrann can be.”
Mathieu is so far projected to be drafted in the middle of the third round, but he could have had himself already making millions as a top-five pick had it not for been his drug issues. Mathieu says so himself that his marijuana habit lost him millions, and he realized how he blew many chances for himself back in Baton Rouge.
“A lot of the things that I put before football, was really not fun anymore without football,” he said. “So once I get football back in my life, I want to approach things a little bit different and hopefully have a better outcome.”
There’s a possibility that Mathieu could see himself getting drafted in sixth or seventh round, or not at all, as some NFL teams will question their trust with him. Someone will give him a chance, but it’s all up to Mathieu on how he handles that chance, as it is his last.
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Tyrann Mathieu’s draft stock plummeted from where it used to be at the end of last season. The LSU Tiger cornerback entered rehab and sat out the entire 2012 season for Marijuana usage. It was reported that Mathieu, aka The Honey Badger, failed a test for weed in 2011 and had to sit out a game. Mathieu made a name for himself as a viscous hitter with a knack for punt returns and...
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LSU Tigers defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was hoping to use the
opportunity he was presented at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine to impress
NFL scouts and show that he has been working hard to improve as a
player, despite spending the entire season on the sidelines after being
booted from the LSU football program. Unfortunately for Mathieu, his
Tyrann Mathieu was kicked out of LSU, and with another chance to make an impression on NFL executives and coaches, he again failed to impress.
Tyrann Mathieu went from being a Heisman candidate to being out of football and school, but got his chance to prove he still has the physical attributes to play the game at the NFL Combine. As far as the physical tests are concerned--like the 40-yard dash--he did well:
Officially he was timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40, but if you asked me the man looked a lot faster than...
Tyrann Mathieu had a nice day at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday. It seems that the former LSU Tiger has already let it go to his head.
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@BenVolinPBP The cornerback’s at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine ran the forty-yard dash today and their official times have now been released. Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu ran a 4.50 forty and former Alabama corner Dee Millner clocked a 4.37 forty. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted a few more. Official DB 40 times: Darius Slay 4.36, Dee Milliner 4.37, Desmond Trufant 4...
The cornerback formally known as the Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu turned in a pretty impressive 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday. Mathieu, who was kicked off the LSU football team after repeated drug charges ran a 4.43 40 in his first attempt and a 4.5 flat in his second attempt. Both times are unofficial [...]
Arun Morace Tyrann Mathieu made quite the splash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Image Credit: Dave Martin, Associated Press
One of the most interesting prospects at this year’s Scouting Combine was former LSU defensive back/return specialist Tyrann Mathieu. The former Heisman Trophy candidate has been away from football for a year following his expulsion from the LSU Tigers...
Defensive back and special teams specialist Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu was once one of, if not the, most electrifying players in Division 1 college football at LSU. However, his failed drug tests and pot-related arrests led to a monumental fall from grace and dismissal from the football program.He has resurfaced at the combine, and impressed many there with his words...
Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu told MLive.com that he believes he can handle covering a great receiver like Calvin Johnson of the Lions.
“I feel like if I was to check somebody like a Calvin Johnson, he’ll make his plays, but I’m definitely going to get mine, too,” Mathieu said. “He’s going to catch his five balls, but I’m going to get my two turnovers, so we’ll...
Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu posted an unofficial 4.43 in his first attempt for the 40-yard dash on Tuesday at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
Mathieu, 5-9, 186 lbs., ran an unofficial 4.50 in his second attempt. Former SEC rival Dee Milliner of Alabama ran a blistering 4.31 in his first attempt, the top time for any defensive back on Tuesday.
While his first 40-yard...
Tyrann Mathieu out of LSU is an interesting prospect. He has some off the field issues, but on the field he is a very good player. Mathieu isn’t slated to go in the first couple rounds and with at least 14 picks in this draft, the 49ers can take a chance on a player like Mathieu.CBS SportsNFL.comCBS SportsOverview A New Orleans native, Mathieu arrived at LSU as the No. 13-ranked...
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Tuesday marked the final day for the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, and as always, the defensive backs were the final group to go.
Alabama CB Dee Milliner was the big winner of the day, by far. Although he dropped some balls during the defensive back pass catching drills, you can chalk that up to his torn labrum. Milliner had plenty of questions about his speed going into the Combine...
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