There has been a lot of speculation over where former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu would play next.
It appears the answer is nowhere – for the time being.
Mathieu’s father told WVUE-TV in New Orleans Thursday night that the Heisman Trophy finalist has checked into a rehab center and will not attend a college or play football this season.
Mathieu is being mentored by former NBA coach John Lucas and is being treated at a facility in Houston, said Tyrone Mathieu, according to several media reports.
Mathieu, aka “The Honey Badger,” was dismissed last week for violating team rules.
Earlier this week LSU coach Les Miles declined to close the door completely on the possibility, however remote, that Mathieu would return to the team. About 20 college football programs have asked LSU for permission to speak with All-America cornerback, with only Nicholls State publicly saying they were granted permission to pursue Mathieu.
As a sophomore Mathieu won the Bednarik Award as national defensive player of the year last season. He scored four touchdowns — two on punt returns and two on fumble returns — intercepted two passes, caused six fumbles and recovered four.