College Football 2012: Reaction to Tyrann Mathieu's Arrest

Tyrann Matheiu Arrested: Reaction

10/26/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Blog Photo - College Football 2012: Reaction to Tyrann Mathieu's ArrestTyrann Mathieu and three other former LSU football players were arrested and charged with heavy possession of marijuana charges yesterday, reports Jason Kirk of SB Nation.

After a confrontation with apartment roommate Jordan Jefferson — the former quarterback — security broke things up and did a quick search inside the home.

They found 10 bags of high-grade marijuana. Seven of those were in Mathieu's bookbag.

Any chance of the "Honey Badger" returning to an LSU playing field evaporated immediately, along with the very small chance of being selected in the 2013 or '14 NFL draft.

Mathieu, who decided not to pursue other football opportunities this summer, enrolled into a drug rehab program in Houston to make better of himself and returned to class in late August. His goal was to heal and rid himself of these type of issues so that he could one day earn back Les Miles' trust.

He'll have to start college searching again, because there's no way in hell Miles will welcome him back onto the roster now.

Even the Sports Illustrated story that recently came out looks to be true. Mathieu and his adoptive parents fired back, saying the whole thing was "ridiculous," and that the troubled star was going through a private matter.

I'm beginning to think that the NCAA needs to give this situation a good look.

All Mathieu had to do was stay clean. Stay away from the alcohol and the drugs, with the latter being permanently. So that he could prove to his teammates that they come first.

But apparently that was too much to ask.

This really is a sad story. Mathieu has thrown his future away. Literally. Not only is he going down a path of no return, but there was an NFL team ready to give him millions of dollars — if he could have just laid low.

Multiple draft sources are now deeming Mathieu "untouchable," which would put him along the lines of former Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who fell through the cracks undrafted after many character issues.

However, even Burfict would say that his case wasn't nearly as bad.

"NFL Draft stock is essentially dead," tweeted Matt Miller, the NFL Draft Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. "He's untouchable now. Such a shame. ...I'll make this very clear: Tyrann Mathieu is forever off my draft board. No amount of PR will fix this."

Hopefully the kid finds some legitimate help and fast.


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11/9/12   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

Don't you think it's time to move on and find another poor soul to crucify? This' old news and really needs to be put to rest. Tyrann's obviously made his choice on what to do and maybe you should take his lead. But then again you wouldn't have anything to fill up the space, I guess. Pity you find enjoyment out somebody else's problems.

11/2/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

TigerSooner wrote:
Yes, he has a problem but don't we all? I just can't see walking away and not being a friend. Maybe I've got a heart among other things but walking away when somebody's in need isn't the answer. Derms do you know of his background at all? If you don't it's an eye opener and one that will have your heart strings pulled. Tyrann's not a bad kid really. Granted hes made mistake but who among us hasn't? I hate that he has and hope that he truly sees what its done to him. My prayers and thoughts are with him constantly. All I can do's remain at a distance and hope for the best.

I am a fan of his....on the football field...off of it, he is not what a role model is or will ever be.  and don't make him out to be one.  I am willing to bet that 60% of the NFL players don't know or were raised by their Dads.  Les Miles is a poor mentor and father figure.  He has no concern for academics just winning, and BTW, LSU is abot to get stomped by Saban and his boys

11/1/12   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

Tyler_Waddell wrote:
No one is forcing you to read my content. Have a nice day.

Try writing something positive.

11/1/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

TigerSooner wrote:
Did you have the luxury of having both parents raise you? Did you have their resources help you thruout your life? Well Bucko, Tyrann wasn't as lucky. You shoud thank your lucky stars you had your support system because he only had his grandmother and a uncle who cared. He lost his grandmother and his uncle could only do so much because of not being there in his early years. How dare you come off as you do.

No one is forcing you to read my content. Have a nice day.

11/1/12   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

Tyler_Waddell wrote:
He's made more than one mistake. The first time, sure, it was stupid but forgivable. The second time, well, alright not the best idea but we'll get him some help. The third time is just selfish and shows how much he really gives a damn about his team. I hope he finds the help he needs but saying "he has a problem, but don't we all?" is pretty ignorant. Yeah, we do. Mine is that I can't help but respond to comments like these. His is that he breaks the law and has thrown away millions of dollars while disappointing his teammates. Not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that's a pretty significant difference. You really need to stop being one-minded and understand that he's not God's gift to the world.

Did you have the luxury of having both parents raise you? Did you have their resources help you thruout your life? Well Bucko, Tyrann wasn't as lucky. You shoud thank your lucky stars you had your support system because he only had his grandmother and a uncle who cared. He lost his grandmother and his uncle could only do so much because of not being there in his early years. How dare you come off as you do.

11/1/12   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

I'm sick and damned tired of the media feeding off of Tyrann's mistakes. It's as if he's the only one out there who's ever done anything wrong. The media acts as if they don't have anything better to do than fill up space with this. There's plenty more stories out there that could be reported on but some just aren't newsworthy. How dare you come across and say this' fair reporting. Never mind you that you could've gone into the very beginning and told of how some of his decisions were based on having to live on the streets and later taken in by his grandmother. Then when she died he was left alone again until the uncle and aunt took him in were there for him. Naw, you didn't dare tell of how he struggled with trying to deal with those things that he struggled with. You didn't dare go there and tell of how hard it was for him when the coaches, folks at LSU, and classmates were reaching out for him when he was at LSU. All you cared about was showing him in a negative light. Since th media hasn't been able to get it right I've lost faith in anybody who's either employed by the media or even attempts to call themself a reporter. One minute you can be the Media's Darling and in the next minute you can be their scapegoat.

10/29/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

He's made more than one mistake. The first time, sure, it was stupid but forgivable. The second time, well, alright not the best idea but we'll get him some help. The third time is just selfish and shows how much he really gives a damn about his team. I hope he finds the help he needs but saying "he has a problem, but don't we all?" is pretty ignorant. Yeah, we do. Mine is that I can't help but respond to comments like these. His is that he breaks the law and has thrown away millions of dollars while disappointing his teammates. Not an expert, but I'm pretty sure that's a pretty significant difference. You really need to stop being one-minded and understand that he's not God's gift to the world.

10/29/12   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

derms33 wrote:
"not giving up on your bud"...Sounds exactly like his problem to me

Yes, he has a problem but don't we all? I just can't see walking away and not being a friend. Maybe I've got a heart among other things but walking away when somebody's in need isn't the answer. Derms do you know of his background at all? If you don't it's an eye opener and one that will have your heart strings pulled. Tyrann's not a bad kid really. Granted hes made mistake but who among us hasn't? I hate that he has and hope that he truly sees what its done to him. My prayers and thoughts are with him constantly. All I can do's remain at a distance and hope for the best.

10/27/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

GROW UP IDIOT

10/27/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

ladyhuckleberry wrote:
I'm not  goin to lie and say I'm not disappointed but I'm not givin up on my bud either. Tyrann's got a special place in my heart and always will have. He's just made some mistakes and he's a human being. Say what you want to but it's hard for me to walk away from believing in him. Had it been your typical street person it may've been easier I just don't know but it wasn't. Bein mixed up with the wrong crowd will get you everytime and sad to say this goes back to when he was growing up: after his grandmother passed there were very few that had any positive influence over him. Call me what you want to but my heart speaks for me and I'm not that cold. Tyrone, his uncle, is trying and the man's doing the best he can so for you to criticize him isn't the thing to do either. I just know Tyrann's deserving of our prayers still.

"not giving up on your bud"...Sounds exactly like his problem to me

10/27/12   |   ladyhuckleberry   |   43 respect

I'm not  goin to lie and say I'm not disappointed but I'm not givin up on my bud either. Tyrann's got a special place in my heart and always will have. He's just made some mistakes and he's a human being. Say what you want to but it's hard for me to walk away from believing in him. Had it been your typical street person it may've been easier I just don't know but it wasn't. Bein mixed up with the wrong crowd will get you everytime and sad to say this goes back to when he was growing up: after his grandmother passed there were very few that had any positive influence over him. Call me what you want to but my heart speaks for me and I'm not that cold. Tyrone, his uncle, is trying and the man's doing the best he can so for you to criticize him isn't the thing to do either. I just know Tyrann's deserving of our prayers still.

10/26/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19813 respect

this guys career.......not to mention his life has gone DOWNHILL FASTER than a lead balloon.....SOOOOOOOO SAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1