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When he was a tenacious defensive back at LSU Tyrann Mathieu was blessed with the nickname ‘Honey Badger’ after the little known member of the weasel family with the nasty attitude. This was all well and good when Mathieu was in college, helping cement his reputation as one of the better football players in the nation, but then the Tigers cornerback got into some trouble with multiple failed drug tests, which ultimately led to head coach Les Miles dismissing him from the team. To his credit Mathieu cleaned himself up, leaving his “Honey Badger” moniker behind, and entered the 2013 NFL Draft where he was picked in the 3rd round by the Arizona Cardinals. Now that he’s on the right path Mathieu was asked at the NFL’s Rookie Symposium whether or not he would consider resurrecting his popular nickname. Via the Akron Beacon Journal… “I don’t know if he’s going to come back this fall,” Mathieu said when asked if he would revive the “Honey Badger.” “I really don’t know. But right now, I’m happy being Tyrann. Tyrann is a fun guy, and I’m just ready to play some ball.” Could his “Honey Badger” alias ever have a positive connotation after what he’s been through? “I think so, but I think it’s going to take some time, just because ‘Honey Badger’ happened at such a bad time, a time where I wasn’t making the best decisions,” said Mathieu, who credits LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis for giving him the nickname. “So going forward, if I’m able to make the right decisions, able to be that role model for the kids, I think the ‘Honey Badger’ can be a pretty positive person.” So long as he doesn’t fall back into his old ways that got him in so much trouble at LSU in the first place,it shouldn’t be any problem for Mathieu to bring back the “Honey Badger” nickname, if for no other reason than the marketing potential it brings. Need NFL Tickets? The post Tyrann Mathieu may resurrect “Honey Badger” nickname appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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