“This is a very difficult day for our team,” Miles said, per Scout.com. “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.”
The Times-Picayune reports that Mathieu failed a drug test recently, leading to his dismissal. The “Honey Badger” was also suspended a game last season after testing positive for synthetic marijuana, making him a repeat offender.
Mathieu emerged as a top cornerback and kick/punt returner for the Tigers last season. He scored four touchdowns, had two interceptions, and forced six fumbles, leading to an invitation to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. Now he’ll take his talents and trash talking ways to another school.
LSU kicker Josh Jasper says his ex-teammate is transferring to McNeese State in Louisiana:
— Josh Jasper (@JoshJasper30) August 10, 2012
Nothing is official, but it was reported earlier that McNeese State was one of the schools he was considering. If he transfers there, he wouldn’t have to sit out the upcoming season. He still has two years of eligibility left and will likely leave for the NFL draft after the season.Google+