Tyrann Mathieu admits to failing more than 10 drug tests at LSU


Tyrann Mathieu is certainly creating buzz heading into this month’s draft. He has been one of the fastest rising players on the board since the NFL Combine and LSU’s Pro Day.

While doing a 10-stop tour with NFL teams, the former troubled LSU star admitted to at least one NFL assistant coach that he failed more than 10 drug tests at LSU, via USAToday.

According to an assistant coach for the team, Mathieu responded: “I quit counting at 10. I really don’t know.”

Mathieu has been trying to shake the ‘Honey Badger’ nickname since the NFL Combine in an effort to break ties with his past, and this admission tells us he is truly trying to be brutally honest while the NFL courtship continues until draft night.

The assistant coach who admitted what Mathieu exposed in the interview also went so far as to say that, “If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help [at LSU].”

But past aside, Mathieu must convince NFL teams and coaches that he’s worth the risk and truly has turned the page. Coming to grips with his past, I’m sure, has been tough for Mathieu, but being brutally honest about the failed tests – to me – shows he’s choosing to come face-to-face with his past failures, not run from them.

Americans, especially NFL fans, tend to have short memories, and if Mathieu can produce for any team and keep his nose clean, fans will have no problem forgetting the past.

Photo Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE



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  • >“I quit counting at 10. I really don’t know.”<

    That's nice to have on the old resume there, Tyrann…

  • This is shameful and all LSWho fans should be pissed Big Time. Miles is going to kill your team one day. Just a freindly warning. That would suck to know that he is letting men get off free and jeopardizing the schools reputation/record. The teams have worked very hard to get where they are and one punk can/will bring it down. I can’t beleive honey boo was smug enough to say he quit counting at 10. Any pro team that takes him will get what they deserve. I understand it probably happens elsewhere but we are not talking about elsewhere.

    • How does kicking your biggest star off of the team, just prior to most highly anticipated return in LSU history, equate to “letting men get off free?”

  • I’ve said it before and I will say it again this guy is a special teamer and backup DB in the NFL and will likely be drafted as such.

  • Jon, what past are we supposed to forget? The Ganja Badger is a phenomenal player and is also a personable and unassuming kid off the field. He’s got a weakness for the wacky weed – big deal. Nobody was more disappointed than me when he got kicked off the team, but I still love the guy and I can’t wait to see what he does in the pros. The kid is money.

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