Reaction: LSU Gives Honey Badger the Boot
The 2011 Heisman Trophy Finalist Tyrann Mathieu, better known as Honey Badger, is no longer an LSU Tiger. That's because Head Coach Les Miles says he's been dismissed for breaking team rules. So what does this mean for other SEC schools?
Coach Miles won't give the exact reason why his famed corner back will no longer be on the team and had his scholarship revoked. LSU rivals say they don't care what happened. All that matters to them is the Honey Badger is no longer a threat.
The news stunned the SEC nation.
"A quality, quality guy who had behavior issues, and that's it," says Coach Miles.
CBS 8 News Sports Analyst John Longshore believes drugs may have been the reason why the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist was dismissed.
"We all know that he had an issue with synthetic marijuana. He was kicked off last year, not playing in the Auburn game, but he came back. But certainly, the first thing I thought of it had to do something with drug use," he says.
Red shirt freshman Jalen Collins will likely take Mathieu's spot.