It would appear that Tyrann Mathieu does not intend to play football this fall at LSU or any other school. According to Fox 8 in New Orleans, Mathieu checked into a drug rehabilitation clinic in Houston on Monday and will remain there for an undetermined period of time. The Honey Badger and his parents decided as a family that it would be best if he remained at the facility in the near future rather than concerning himself with school or football.
Fox 8 reports that Tyrann’s father, Tyrone, said that he and Tyrann agree that until he “conquers his demons” he will not be able to succeed in whatever it is he chooses to do in the future. If he takes care of his drug problem, they believe football will sort itself out.
Mathieu is also reportedly being mentored by former NBA player and coach John Lucas. You may remember Lucas from the time he gave up on JaMarcus Russell, but he has developed programs that help athletes work through the problems of addiction and handle the added pressures life can present them. Hopefully for the Honey Badger, the end result is better than it was with JaMarcus.