Tyrann Mathieu has had a solid start to his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals this season. Despite missing an entire year at LSU after he failed multiple drug tests, Mathieu has made some big plays in Arizona this year and held his own in the defensive backfield.
After spending some time in a drug rehabilitation facility last year and looking to get his life back on track, Mathieu said he was ditching his “Honey Badger” nickname. He was then drafted by the Cardinals in the third round and admitted he was open to bringing the nickname back over the summer. Oh, it’s back alright.
Been chasing javelinas all night.. The cost you pay for living by mountains.. Honey badger don't care
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) October 16, 2013
For those of who you don’t watch Animal Planet, javelinas — also known as peccaries — are a member of the pig family. Any member of the pig family, of course, is no match for the Honey Badger. Considering the insane play Mathieu made against the St. Louis Rams earlier this year, we don’t blame him for bringing back his nickname. The rookie has earned it.Google+