Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Cardinals draft pick Tyrann Mathieu admitted in his conference call with Arizona media members last Friday that there would be stipulations in his contract to keep him on the straight and narrow after an admitted marijuana problem derailed his college career at LSU and dropped him from a possible first-round pick to a third-rounder. If its a drug test on a weekly basis, thats what I have to do, he said. If its meeting with counselors, therapists and sports psychologists, those are things Im going to have to meet. It doesnt matter what they put in my contract. Im happy that they gave me the second chance. Turns out Mathieu wont be paid either if he fails to meet those expectations. Sports Illustrateds Peter King reported in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that, in addition to random drug tests as often as every week, Mathieus contract will not include any guaranteed money. Rather, Mathieu will earn bonus money in the form of roster bonuses, to ensure that the club is protected ...
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