LSU ‘Honey Badger’ Tyrann Mathieu Kicked Off Team

The 2011 Heisman Trophy candidate is a Tiger no more, currently looking for a new school and probably a new blunt.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Very surprising news out of Baton Rouge, La. Friday morning as LSU Head Coach Les Miles held a press conference announcing that they had dismissed arguably their best player, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu; a.k.a. the 'Honey Badger.'

Although the reason for Mathieu's dismissal wasn't specified, it's assumed by many that it was most likely due to marijuana considering 'Honey Badger' had been suspended from the team last year for using synthetic mary-jane.

Miles stated that his best defensive player was no longer on the team simply because he violated team policy, but also stated, "I think he can accomplish all the goals he sets for himself."

Such comments imply that Honey Badger is a bright kid that's just made some really, really stupid choices. Maybe it's just a case of "Honey Badger don't care!?"

But you know who does care? The rest of the SEC and other national contenders for the BCS championship.

ESPN's Joe Schad stated on ESPN radio that LSU is still a national championship contender though, even without their Honey Badger.
Schad stated, "Every team has flaws…Bama has to rebuild it's defense, USC will have some depth issues…it will certainly be competitive…I don't think there is one clear national champion…LSU is certainly able to contend for it in my opinion."

Mathieu was one of the best defensive players in the country last year and his LSU team still got blanked by Alabama in the national championship game. If Honey Badger really does care, maybe he'll wind up with a winner this season? He'll just have to put away the herb.

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