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Report: Tyrann Mathieu among four ex-LSU players arrested for drug possession

Tyrann Mathieu was reported to be among four ex-LSU players arrested for drug possession. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ex-LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu reportedly told NFL teams that he failed more than 10 drug tests in college. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Four former LSU football players -- including 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu and ex-quarterback Jordan Jefferson -- were arrested Thursday and charged with possession of marijuana, law enforcement sources told WAFB's Jim Shannona Kiran Chawla.

Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Karnell Hatcher was charged with 2nd Offense Simple Possession of Marijuana and Derrick Bryant is charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Baton Rouge police confirmed.  All four men will be booked into to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Police said a search of the apartment found a marijuana grinder, digital scale and 10 bags of high grade marijuana. 7 of the bags were found inside Bryant's book sack, police said.

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Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football team earlier this year after what sources said was multiple failed drug tests. He has remained enrolled at LSU and said he hoped to return to the team next season.