UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Tyrann Mathieu enters rehab: Honey Badger will not play football this fall

Tyrann Mathieu has entered drug rehab and will not play football this fall. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, a Heisman finalist last season, has entered a drug rehabilitation center and will not play football this fall, his father, Tyrone Mathieu, told WVUE-TV of New Orleans.

Tyrann Mathieu, known as the Honey Badger, was dismissed from the LSU program last week for violating team rules. It was widely reported that failed drug tests were the cause. He had been suspended for one game last season after reportedly testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

Mathieu had been rumored to be looking at FCS-level schools. He was expected by many to play this season and then enter the NFL Draft, where he had been projected to be a first-round pick.

Instead, on Monday, he entered Right Step center in Houston. CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reports the treatment is for problems with marijuana.

Mathieu will be mentored by former NBA player John Lucas, his father said. He will not take classes this fall.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again