BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the LSU football team for violation of team policy, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday. Needless to say this is the biggest sports story around the country. Here's What They are Saying:
LSU isn't quite as deep at cornerback as it was last season, when it had All-American Morris Claiborne and often used Mathieu as a nickleback. Tharold Simon is the other starter opposite Mathieu. Second on the depth chart are redshirt freshman Jalen Collins and freshman Jalen Mills.
The Honey Badger won't be making an appearance for LSU this fall.
The junior defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger was a surprising Heisman candidate last season as the Tigers won the Southeastern Conference championship and reached the BCS title game.
Barely one week after being voted as the No. 1 team in the nation to open the 2012 season, LSU has lost its best player, announcing today that starting cornerback and 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu has been kicked off the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules. His immediate future is uncertain.
Mathieu will have to continue his quest to play in the NFL (he'd already indicated he wanted 2012 to be his last college season) elsewhere, and he won't get to do it at the FBS level. Unless given special clearance by the NCAA, transferring players have to sit out a year if they're making a lateral move.
Stunning news has come out of Baton Rouge today as defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, has been booted from the LSU football team.
LSU has kicked star defensive back Tyrann Mathieu off the team for violation of team and school rules, Tigers coach Les Miles said Friday.