Posted August 17, 2012

Tyrann Mathieu enters rehab: Honey Badger will not play football this fall

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Tyrann Mathieu has entered drug rehab and will not play football this fall. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, a Heisman finalist last season, has entered a drug rehabilitation center and will not play football this fall, his father, Tyrone Mathieu, told WVUE-TV of New Orleans.

Tyrann Mathieu, known as the Honey Badger, was dismissed from the LSU program last week for violating team rules. It was widely reported that failed drug tests were the cause. He had been suspended for one game last season after reportedly testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

Mathieu had been rumored to be looking at FCS-level schools. He was expected by many to play this season and then enter the NFL Draft, where he had been projected to be a first-round pick.

Instead, on Monday, he entered Right Step center in Houston. CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports the treatment is for problems with marijuana.

Mathieu will be mentored by former NBA player John Lucas, his father said. He will not take classes this fall.


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