Well the LSU-Bama game just got a little easier for Saban.
OT - LSU Dismissed Tyrann Mathieu
Hopefully the Heisman also got a bit easier for Mr. Robinson.
To be the best you need to beat the best, unless of course they beat themselves. That makes it much easier. But kidding aside if UM has a pretty good season I think Denard would be the herb badger out anyways.
honeybadger really doesn't give a shit.
hope it was something other than forced entry or DUI
(please, please, please let Fitz and Clark play this year...)
I would speculate that he was getting paid.
I read that the first time as "I speculate he probably wasn't getting paid." Which might be more problematic at LSU
He failed a drug test last year, more likely than not it's the same thing
And a bunch of the starters got in a bar fight. SEC doesn't kick players off the team for drugs.
3 failed drug tests at LSU result in a 1 year dismissal. He is reportedly going to FCS for 1 year and then on to the NFL.
if mathieu did fail a third test, he would not be eligible to play at another ncaa school. he would have to be eligible to play at the school from which he's transferring. honey badger might only be immediately eligible to play at an naia school or junior college immediately.
He was kicked out of LSU, not kicked off the football team. Obviously the SEC doesn't discipline football players, but if he got University discipline (rather than AD) he's in trouble. He can't transfer and be eligible anywhere FBS OR FCS this year if he wasn't eligible at LSU.
Why transfer (NAIA?) at all? Can he enter the NFL draft in the spring? Just sit a year, don't get hurt and get drafted.
I don't know if Mathieu has scouts excited enough to risk a high pick on him if he sits out, especially if he has "character issues." Janoris Jenkins went 39th in this year's draft after transfering to North Alabama, and I doubt he would have gone that high last year if he had either gone pro or not played and waited for the 2012 draft.
true. he has junior standing, so he’s not eligible for nfl draft, but will be if he sits out a year. However, nfl teams wont chance a 1-2 draft choice on him at this point and his character if there are significant issues that dont pass the "sniff-sniff" test. (the charles rodgers principle)
wasn't good enough for you?
I kid, I kid. Tough loss from LSU, interested to learn more details.
It only took one post for a douchebag to respond to a post in which the poster clearly says he's kidding.
You can't just say you're kidding after anything and avoid sounding like a dick. Go up to your wife/girlfriend/mom and say, "Why are you such a bitch? Oh, I'm just kidding." and see what happens.
If he transfers, he'll have to go FCS. Which will be an absolute nightmare for the entire FCS haha
I think Les said he had two years left. I gotta figure he's going to xfer and sit a year. I'll bet Lane Kiffen is alrady calling Tyrann's cell #.......
Bruce Feldman just tweeted that if he failed his third drug test he won't be able to play in the NCAA at all, no FCS, so he may have to go NAIA or something to get on the field.
NAIA? Wow if that's the case you go from playing in front of 90k+ to 2-3k
Wow cool down dood. No need to act like that.
I disagree. I had no interest in clicking on a thread talking about a press conference LSU is going to hold. It's spring, every team holds press conferences. Now this thread, on the other hand, got my attention because this is big news.
Check the "LSU to Hold Noon CST Press Conference" thread, 5 posts down.
a BONER. Why are you on this thread if you already knew it was being discussed?
I for one checked this one out because of the title. The title of the previous thread didn't interest me as much.
... suggests he was caught trying to get away with something.
Honey Badger don't care; Honey Badger goin' to the League.
Seriously, I hate this story. I hate to see good college football players get taken away due to stupidity, and off-field issues. And I hate to see good collegiate players go to the NFl early. I feel ripped off that I won'd see the Honey Badger on the field for the Bayou Bengals this fall. Stinks. Now he is an NFL story, and I instinctively don't care about NFL stories. Honey Badger, you're dead to me.
Looks like he got into some sardines, maybe it's just kippered herring though, I don't want to speculate. But he's gonna be pissed when he finds out that European beer is actually made by Coors.
I'm pretty sure that pic is of a Wisconsin Badger.
Actually the Wisconsin Badger is different in size (about 5'10" and approximately 145 lbs.) and has no natural enemies. They rarely reach adulthood.
I only took the can of sardines, the open beer, and the general malaise into account. I stand corrected.
He had it coming. Lot of talent, but the kid's an idiot, and one of the most self-absorbed human beings I've ever seen in a football uniform.
T.O. says he too hates self-absorbed human beings in football uniforms and has called a press conference to be held in his driveway to discuss it.
Honey Badger should've cared. Honey Badger should've gave a shit.
I'd bet that he had some sort of illegal contact with an agent. Can't be drugs. You have to fail A LOT of drug tests to get busted for weed as a college football player.
Urban Meyer is calling him this very moment.
He'll probably transfer to Michigan State.
What an odd thing to say following THIS past offseason...
But THIS is the one you respond to....no, not at all telling...
Black Dude with Reddish Blonde Mohawk. Who would think of doing that unless he is hammered and thinking of doing some wild and crazy shit?
blonde dude and I once had a black mohawk...what's it to you?
the Lions sure could use him and he seems to fitr their off the field MO
Didn't their starting quarterback curbstomp a Marine last year?
I still think Grorgia will find a way to punt it right to him
That's highly larious.
He's already taken lots of money off his own table through his own lack of sense, and it's an unusual person who can pull out of a steep dive without crashing first.
Well, at least we won't have to hear Brent Musberger pointing out that this young man's nickname happens to be "Honey Badger" at least 40 times during the game.
The once and future Chad Johnson might disagree.....
Replying to OldBlueman comments above......
Chad is into coloration matching of teeth with hair.
bad for L.S.U. to dismiss him from the team. Especially such a star player. At least give credit to Miles for making a stand.
I know the kid has a history of making dumb decisions off the football field, but I honestly didn't see this coming. Really thought that if any primarily defensive player could ever again seriously make a run at the Heisman, the honey badger would be the guy.
He's a fun player. I'll miss watching him. Hopefully he can turn things around.
Sounds like he failed a third drug test, which apparently at LSU means you get the boot.
I've heard Peter King of SI is floating it out there that it might have been for something more serious than weed. We'll see, but he's already failed two other drug tests for weed.
Regardless, how fucking stupid do you have to be? Everyone knows you get drug tested when you show up at fall camp. All you have to do is pass that test and you're fine.
It's one thing to get popped by a random test. It's another thing if I tell you in 8 months you're going to have to undergo a drug test and you fail because you couldn't give up smoking dope for a couple months.
Them drugs are addictive.
But if it's weed....good chance this is largely is a case of stupid. Can the Lion's pick him up? We need DBs!
For sure... Breaking the law multiple times is a pre-req for starting in D Town!
Some people can't take even a month off, sadly.
If it's weed, all it takes is a few days and flushing your system with some diuretics. If you can't pass a scheduled drug test you're just not even trying. It just boggles the mind these guys don't even make an attempt given the stakes they stand to lose.
A friend of mine has hyperthyroidism, resulting in a super fast metabolism. He had to take a pre-employment drug test three times (which was only allowed because he had his doctor attest to the hyperthyroidism) because the lab was suspicious since absolutely nothing was showing up in the urine test, making it seem like the method reshp1 described.
So I say to the mgobloggers seeking employment, just put down the pipe for a few damn months and avoid inhaling around Ann Arbor in the month of April. Better safe than sorry when it comes to your job.
It can stay in your system for weeks.
espn speculation is that 3 failed drug tests gets you expelled from LSU.
Exciting player, especially being so short... really unfortunate to see all these kids potentaly messing up their futures with bad decisions.
His second punt return in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia might be the greatest return I've ever seen and he didn't even score.
EDIT: video embed fail.
Greatest return ever? C'mon. It's a really nice return. It isn't even close to being in the top 10 returns of all time let alone the greatest return ever.
That's the hype speaking.
More bad angles than a third-hand geometry textbook.
Best part is when he stutter steps #18 and then 18 gets smoked by a block.
It wasn't even the best punt return that season.
Joe Adams' wild return is so much closer to best return of all time and certainly the best of last year.
Here's a link to ESPN's own story - it doesn't add much right now, but it does have this in it:
"A source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Friday that Mathieu has been looking for a new school to play for this season."
If we take that to mean that he has been looking prior to today's announcement, then he might have known for a while that this was coming.
As late as a week ago, I thought I had read that they were having to decide between playing him at corner or nickelback, so I assume that he was in a battle for a starting job at CB potentially.
It's hard to see kids with that much potential get derailed by poor decisions. Hopefully, he finds a place where he can straighten out, finish out and get into the NFL as he would like.
Clearly you never watched the LSU games.
I have to agree. In the SEC championship and National Championship (I admit, only 2 LSU games I watched), he wasn't that impressive. Good? Yes. Top D player in the country? No.
He is overrated as a defensive player, but an elite return guy (especially one as dynamic as him) goes no later than the second round. Hester was a second round pick (and mediocre CB) and he's a future HOFer.
can he transfer to PSU for a day, then transfer out of there to play immediately somewhere else?
Presumably he would have to sit a year at PSU before transferring
who spent a lot of NFL money because he couldn't lay off the drugs.
Question: how can this 3 failed tests you're out rule be an institution-wide guideline?
I can't imagine the university, or any other for that matter, randomly screening its students for drugs.
Something isn't adding up here.
Summer term just ended.
If he had a borderline GPA going into summer term and he failed to go to class, he could have been asked not to return. This meets both requirements. This also explains why the announcement was just made today and not earlier. With all of the help that is available to student athletes in terms of tutors, this would be more shocking than a drug violation.
a son to me.....
a honey badger son.....
now put the pipe down.
I just hope he doesn't wind up in the B1G
Went to Arkansas vs LSU game and watched a few others. I love the comments on him being overrated by those that didn't watch more than one game. You are smoking pot as well. He is electrifying and can cover anyone. Yes even D Rob.
Tiger Droppings chatter says 3 failed tests as well:
They kick you of SEC teams for something other than wanting your scholie for a highly-touted freshman?
Agreed. I would also be worried about the way fans would look at him. Recreational marijuana use is not well accepted in AA.
That's one big coincidence.
This may be discussed somewhere else, but all I've seen is that he was kicked out of LSU and that it wasn't a legal issue. Of course, what counts as "legal" (i.e. drugs) might be misquoted here, since that was his last offense.
Either way, a loss for LSU and makes me wish he played for Alabama. I don't think LSU will experience a massive drop-off because (a) I think he's more a system kid than other DBs, and (b) that LSU team has loads of defensive talent and can probably find someone 85-95% as good in-house. But still a damaging blow so close to the season.
this is hilarious.
for an All American candidate to get booted from and SEC institution....
Purely from a football standpoint, I'll miss him. One of the more exciting players I've seen in some time.
Wow. The kid was a lock for a top 5 draft pick, if not the #1 pick after this year. He may have just cost himself a few million dollars. He'll still get drafted, and probably with a high pick, but a whole year without him will give a lot of other kids a chance to shine while he'll get the same cloud cast over him Moss and Blount and Pryor did now.
smoke the weed, smoke the weed, drinking beers. Drinking beers beers beers. Who smokes blunts? We smoke blunts...
What a dumbass.
Maybe he can join former FSU star Greg Reid at Valdosta State. The best cornerback tandem in the country would be at a Division II school?