August 10th, 2012 at 1:44 PM ^

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.


August 10th, 2012 at 1:53 PM ^


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.


August 10th, 2012 at 2:07 PM ^

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.


August 10th, 2012 at 3:08 PM ^

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. 


August 10th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

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.


August 10th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

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.


August 10th, 2012 at 2:19 PM ^

mathieu is the most overated player in college football. He's a good corner and a great punt returner. He probally is not a top 25 college football player tough. As a NFL prospect I think hes a 3rd or 4th rounder.


August 10th, 2012 at 2:30 PM ^

mouth for him to come to Ohio. He fits their system perfectly. Meyer will be trying to pick him up I guarantee it. "No drugs no guns no alcohol. Except if you have SEC credentials and are a Heisman candidate....

State Street

August 10th, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

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.

LSA Aught One

August 10th, 2012 at 3:07 PM ^

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.


August 10th, 2012 at 2:52 PM ^

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.