Friday, August 10, 2012

Tyrann Mathieu is an ex-LSU Tiger, kicked off team.

LSU head coach Les Miles has announced that Tiger cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the program due to the ever-ambiguous "violation of team policy."

“This is a very difficult day for our team,” Miles said. “We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences.

“It’s hard because we all love Tyrann. We will do what we can as coaches, teammates, and friends to get him on a path where he can have success. We are going to miss him.”

The celebrated "Honey Badger" a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, was suspended last season after allegedly testing positive for drug use.  

UPDATE: Throw the Flag reports the Mathiru dismissal was "allegedly caused by three failed drug tests."

(via The Baton Rouge Advocate)