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.
Hopefully the kid finds some legitimate help and fast.
"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."
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