WAFB.com is reporting that four former LSU football players, including Tyrann Mathieu, were arrested today on drug-related charges. Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant, along with Matheiu, were all charged with marijuana-related offenses.
Here’s the report from WAFB.com:
Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Hatcher was charged with 2nd Offense Simple Possession of Marijuana and Bryant was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Baton Rouge police later confirmed. All four men will be booked into to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
“Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana and obtained consent from Mathieu to search the apartment”, a police news release said. “Inside they found three other men, including the one who had allegedly tried to force his way through the gate. He was identified as Jordan Jefferson,” police said. Police said the other two men were identified as Bryant and Hatcher.
Police said a search of the apartment found a marijuana grinder, digital scale and 10 bags of high grade marijuana. 7 of the bags were found inside Bryant’s book sack, police said. All four men were taken into custody and arrested, police said.
There were talks about Mathieu actually returning to the LSU football team next season, but if found guilty of these charges, I would say any remaining talks about Mathieu returning are over. After Matheiu was kicked off the LSU football team, he enlisted in Right Step Recovery Center in Houston. He later re-enrolled into classes at LSU, and Les Miles opened the door for a possible Honey Badger return to LSU a few weeks ago.