Yesterday, Crystal Ball Run told you about a newly released Sports Illustrated article which, put simply, implied that former LSU All-American cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and his friends from high school used Mathieu’s likeness to promote parties at clubs and other events. If the report is found to be true, it could put Mathieu’s future eligibility at the school in jeopardy (he’s suspended for this season but could return in 2013), as well as put the school itself in jeopardy, depending on if any current players (namely sophomore Anthony Johnson) used their likeness to receive any extra benefits too.
Safe to say it’s definitely a story that’ll be worth watching going forward.
It’s also a story that the Mathieu family didn’t seem to think much of. And to their credit, they’re not letting Sports Illustrated get away with it without a fight.
On Tuesday night Fox8 News down in New Orleans caught up with the Mathieu family, who, umm, didn’t have very nice things to say about Pet...