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Apparently, Honey Badger really don't give a sh*t.
Hesiman Trophy finalist and 2011 Bednarik award winner Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the LSU football team for violating team rules.
In a press conference Friday, head coach Les Miles said, "We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences."
Mathieu, who is a native of New Orleans, has caused a school-record 11 forced fumbles in his career for the Tigers. Known more for his game-breaking abilities and sure tackling than his coverage prowess, Mathieu will be a big loss for a team that some feel will be in the national championship game again.
Mathieu was suspended for last season's game against Auburn for failing a drug test. LSU still has a very good cornerback in Tharold Simon and a talented, young corner in Jalen Collins.
For those jumping off the Tigers' bandwagon already, keep in mind that they didn't have starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson for a chunk of last season and still won the highly-competitve SEC. They also won that aforementioned game against Auburn 45-10 without the Honey Badger. You have to respect Les Miles for making a bold move where a lot of coaches would hesitate to discipline a star player.
Former teammate Josh Jasper claims that Mathieu is headed to FCS school McNeese State (a college in Louisiana) on twitter.
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