Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/27/13
Well, it turns out the Honey Badger does, in fact, care about something: avoiding a statutory rape conviction. Recently, Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu (who has actually asked fans to stop calling him by his college nickname) decided to get a little personal with one of his Twitter followers. Mathieu send an unsolicited DM (that’s a “direct message” for the Twitter un-savvy) to a young woman named Alexis, and got to the point pretty quick. After a couple messages back and forth, Mathieu asked the woman for her name and, more importantly, age. Alexis replied that she was 17, which prompted a quick reply from Mathieu: when does she turn 18? As you may or may not know, 18 is the age of consent in most states in America, something which Mathieu is clearly well aware. On the surface it may come off a little sleazy, but remember that Mathieu only just turned 21 earlier this month, and, hey, at least he’s trying to keep things legal. Either way, Alexis released a screenshot of her private conversation with Mathieu at some point, which was uncovered by Black Sports Online. Check out Mathieu’s Twitter-flirting game in the image below. Photo via Twitter/@HumorNFL

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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