LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu dismissed from team

LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the team, head coach Les Miles announced Friday.

Miles said Mathieu, a.ka. “The Honey Badger” was dismissed for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Miles said the violation was a school and team violation.

Miles said Mathieu was not yet eligible to turn pro, but he believed Mathieu “still has a bright future.”

Miles said it was a “longstanding rule” that Mathieu violated.

LSU enters the season with a preseason No. 1 ranking, but the loss of Mathieu removes one of the Tigers’ top playmakers, both on defense and special teams, where he was one of the top kick returners in the nation.

“It’s difficult at best,” said Miles, who called Mathieu “a quality, quality guy who had behavior issues.”

Matthieu was suspended for last season’s Auburn game for reportedly violating the team’s drug policy.

Mathieu becomes the third high-profile player to be dismissed from a Top 10 team in less than two months, joining Georgia’s Isaiah Crowell and Florida State’s Greg Reid.

414 comments Add your comment

James

August 10th, 2012
1:18 pm

Happy to hear as a UGA fan, but man was he fun to watch.

uga realist

August 10th, 2012
1:22 pm

That helps the good guys

see no evil

August 10th, 2012
1:25 pm

Why are you GA fans happy? You’re not going to play them at any time this season.

Wow

August 10th, 2012
1:26 pm

I guess the Bama fans are jumping for joy.

Wow

August 10th, 2012
1:26 pm

UGA fans happy because finally its someone on another team. Ha!!

Mr. Holmes

August 10th, 2012
1:27 pm

A “quality, quality guy who had behavior issues.” Huh?

Bryan G.

August 10th, 2012
1:27 pm

I have no idea what he did, but I respect the hell out of Miles for having the guts to do this

Jason

August 10th, 2012
1:27 pm

Rules? Honey badger don’t care.

ATL Guy

August 10th, 2012
1:28 pm

Its official – The Honey Badger really doesn’t give a Sh*t

King Cobra

August 10th, 2012
1:29 pm

Honey badger don’t don’t give a #$%@!

Atl Nole

August 10th, 2012
1:29 pm

It’s hard for those guys to resist the Mary Jane! It was his third time getting caught.

BuzzGT

August 10th, 2012
1:29 pm

Makes you wonder how bad he had to screw up this time to get kicked off the team.

c

August 10th, 2012
1:30 pm

never saw this coming from such a quality quality, well spoken guy

Chaz: funeral crasher

August 10th, 2012
1:30 pm

BHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA!

what an IDIOT.

Another One Bites the Dust....

August 10th, 2012
1:30 pm

These guys (Crowell included) are so stupid. They had EVERYTHING going for them, king of their schools, amazing education for FREE, and getting to go play the sport they love for historic programs, and they can’t stay out of trouble. Just act right. Comes from lack of male influences, if you ask me…

BobDog

August 10th, 2012
1:30 pm

What a shame and a waste of talent. He was fun to watch.

Panther44

August 10th, 2012
1:31 pm

Can’t wait for him to come to georgia state….Nat’l Champ here we come

Kook Kiffin

August 10th, 2012
1:32 pm

Just another moron with muscles and no brain. Of course I have a brain even though it,s still stuck on zero.

Time for the Bamards to get rid of their punks

August 10th, 2012
1:33 pm

About freakin’ time another school disciplines their kids, besides UGA!
You know it had to be something REAL BAD at a different school to take that measure.

JD

August 10th, 2012
1:33 pm

He probably did the coaches wife…….

James

August 10th, 2012
1:33 pm

and the dynasty at Alabama State begings.

BC

August 10th, 2012
1:34 pm

I appreciate leaders that have a backbone and stand by their convictions…rare today!!

Another Bama Fan

August 10th, 2012
1:36 pm

Wow – August 10th, 2012
1:26 pm

“I guess the Bama fans are jumping for joy.”

Why, we embarassed him in the superdome. I was looking forward t oseeing him falter yet again against us. Oh well.

Warner Robins,Ga

August 10th, 2012
1:37 pm

Alabama fans are a joke,so please stay off the UGA site and the AJC period.UGA fans laugh at you red necks and do not care any thing about the midget used car salesman Saban or the Alabama players that are either getting paid,doing drugs and having someone else do all their school work.GO AWAY

htownbravesfan

August 10th, 2012
1:37 pm

Brian, you are an idiot. As an LSU grad, I have to ask, where did you get your information with regard to Mettenberger? He was arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor (I’m sure you or anyone you’re close to has never done that), and for groping a woman in a bar. The groping part is certainly unacceptable, but to be labeled a rapist? Object if you want, but choose your words more carefully.

UGA Insider

August 10th, 2012
1:37 pm

Drugs ruin another young talent….. very sad to see.

gt4ever

August 10th, 2012
1:37 pm

AAAhhhhhhhhh, youth brings so many memories back to me…. I can remember being that stupid! You have to be a total idiot to lose your scholarship over a rules violation.

Those darn school violations interrupt the football teams again

August 10th, 2012
1:38 pm

Oh, that’s why……. It was a school violation, so Miles couldn’t sweep it under the rug this time!
If it were just a team violation, Miles would have never done anything to the punk.

Really?

August 10th, 2012
1:39 pm

Looks like Les Miles has a heckuva lot more integrity than CMR.

Brian

August 10th, 2012
1:39 pm

I do not think Richt would kick someone off the team for alcohol. You must have received a very quality education at LSU. freaking moron

Another Bama Fan

August 10th, 2012
1:39 pm

Warner Robins,GA – Envious much?!?! lol

Poopdawg

August 10th, 2012
1:40 pm

He came from a hard family situation. I thought he should have won the Heisman last year. Honey Badgers take what they want. Good luck Tyrann.

kral

August 10th, 2012
1:40 pm

you called a guy a rapist…which he wasn’t..he deserved getting kicked-off..he did not earn you calling him a rapist

Brian

August 10th, 2012
1:41 pm

Alcohol is part of the college lifestyle, molesting women is a felony.

Monroe's First Redcoat

August 10th, 2012
1:41 pm

Mettenberger’s charges were underage possession of alcohol and sexual battery, i.e., groping the girl in the bar. He’ll fit right in at LSU.

Krystal Burger Association

August 10th, 2012
1:41 pm

Warner Robins, Ga

If you want to get rid of a Bama fan on a blog or post all you have to do is call them an Updke. They hate that.

Also, If you are a Bama fan please note that we have NOT lifted our ban yet on eating at our restaurant without pants…. You must still wear them and are not allowed to sit on another man’s head as well. That is deemed inappropriate outside of Alabama.

Good luck.

Wow

August 10th, 2012
1:41 pm

Honey Badger likes the weed

bucket

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

There’s nothing to rejoice about with this news.

ricky

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

WOW! He had to do something HORRIBLE. He was a Heisman candidate last year. THis had to be something that they could not cover up!

Dawgnlex is a complete tool

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

DAMMIT. I was looking forward to watching AJ McCarron (the #1 QB in the SEC) light him up (again).

The loser UGAg nation is probably happy… he OWNED them sorry pups.

Tommy

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

Must have been something real bad!!!! Could not be covered up!!!!

bamaguy

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

He should have said “quality player who had behavior issues”. It must have been bad to be summarily dismissed like that.

I guess I have to take down my photo of the Fairhope, Alabama Animal Shelter with the sign “Free to a good home, one badly beaten Honey Badger”

Hollywould

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

Brian, not cool to call someone a rapist. Of course, you are a leghumper so most of us are used to no class.

kral

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

Enter your comments here

Emma

August 10th, 2012
1:42 pm

@ Another One Bites the Dust…. I completely agree with your statement! Rules are set for a reason! It’s not a right to play it’s a privilege! I wish I could have gone to school for FREE!

Bamards will try to sign the punk, No discipline at bamalama

August 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

James…That’s hilarious….Alabama St (let me guess, Black College?) is gonna be all over another punk!

I guess he can still go...

August 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

…to the Canadian league this year…

poof!!!

August 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

Hopefully this place is moderated, because some things are uncalled for.

UGAdawg

August 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

this was his 6th failed drug test… so all of you Richt-haters need to calm down and realize what goes on at other schools.

SMart Guy

August 10th, 2012
1:43 pm

Can we complete the trade then? You know the Honey Badger for Mettenburger?