Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Tyrann Mathieu's agent is strongly denying a report by Sport Illustrated's Peter King that the Arizona Cardinals will offer his client a contract without any guaranteed money. "Ridiculous," agent Pat Lawlor told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. "Not going to happen. We had no contract discussion with them." Mathieu, as it seems, will be treated in a much different manner than most rookies due to his prior drug use, and reportedly will be subject to extensive drug testing throughout the season, but talk of no guaranteed money has his agent fuming. After all, that's some of his money too, so why wouldn't he be upset. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal writes: ' Lawlor confirmed that Mathieu is comfortable being subjected to weekly drug tests, and they understand a contract that "protects" the Cardinals makes sense. But Mathieu's agent fully expects to get the guaranteed money afforded to a player of his draft slot. (Last year's 69th overall pick received a signing bonus of $691,000.) Lawlor phoned the Cardinals on Monday to speak on the issue. We suspect this won't be a hard problem to solve. Mathieu is not going to want a protracted contract standoff to start his NFL career. '

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