What a crazy year its been for troubled former LSU cornerback, Tyrann Mathieu. And it’s about to get a whole lot crazier. ESPN reports that Mathieu will enter his name into the NFL draft, officially ending his drama-filled collegiate career.
LSU dismissed the former Heisman Trophy finalist from the team just before the 2012 season for violating multiple drug policies. He later entered drug rehab only to find himself in trouble with the law when he was arrested on marijuana charges.
Mathieu, nicknamed the Honey Badger, has helped LSU reach the National Championship game in 2011. He also set the LSU career with 11 forced fumbles, returning two of those fumble recoveries for touchdowns. He finished fourth in the nation and second in the SEC with 15.6 yards a return. He led the team with 76 total tackles and two interceptions.
His talents on the field are undeniable but it will be a huge risk for any team thinking of drafting him due to his off-field antics.
“I am committed to tackling my personal issues and will work to better myself every day as a man first and only then as a football player,” Mathieu said to ESPN.