Report: Tyrann Mathieu told NFL coaches he failed more than 10 drug tests
Former LSU All-American cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is busy preparing himself for the NFL Draft in two weeks by visiting different teams around the league.
And what he has told some teams during those visits may come as a bit of a surprise. When the subject came up about Mathieu’s well-documented drug use at LSU, he was asked by an assistant coach for an unidentified NFL team how many times he failed a drug test in college, which ultimately got him booted from the team before the 2012 season.
According to an assistant coach for the team, Mathieu responded: “I quit counting at 10. I really don’t know,” reports USA Today.
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The coach, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to comment about the evaluation, doesn’t dump all of the blame on Mathieu. He points a finger at LSU.
“If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help,” the coach said.