The tale of Honey Badger will apparently NOT have a happy ending after all.
Then again, maybe he’ll end up as someone’s special honey badger in jail in the future?
Mathieu, also known as the Honey Badger, was arrested and charged Thursday along with three former LSU football players, including former quarterback Jordan Jefferson, after officers found the marijuana in Mathieu’s apartment, according to the police report. The report also said that officers found a marijuana grinder, a digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana inside the apartment.
Mathieu was dismissed from LSU’s football team over the summer, after reportedly failing a drug test. He then entered a rehab center in Houston and later returned to LSU to resume classes with hopes of playing football somewhere in 2013.
That place likely won’t be LSU now.
Remember when coach Les Miles said he expected there to be a happy ending for Mathieu in all of this? Well, this certainly isn’t what he meant. Mathieu appeared to be doing all the right things. He was getting help and getting back to school without focusing on football. While it looked like he wanted to return to LSU’s football team in the future, he knew it was going to be a tough road back.
Depending on which story you read this morning, the four LSU football players allegedly involved in a nasty bar brawl in Baton Rouge either will or won’t meet with cops today to discuss what happens. In one report, a spokesman for the police department says the meeting will happen today, while another report quotes their recently-hired lawyer, Nathan Fisher, as saying he hasn’t heard they will meet today and that technically speaking they don’t HAVE to meet with the police if they’re under investigation.
While that may be true counselor, avoiding the cops doesn’t help your clients (including starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson) in the court of public opinion. And the university is probably not going to be happy if this PR nightmare lingers for months as well.
UPDATE: LSU Coach Les Miles Says Players Involved in Bar Brawl Violated Team Rules
The 2011 football season just got more interesting for the Louisiana State University Tigers: there are TV reports out there that starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson was not only involved in a large bar fight in Baton Rouge early Friday morning, but according to witnesses kicked one of the victims in the head. Well, at least he didn’t do something that could damage his throwing hand.
Also likely to face charges for the brawl are freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry, sophomore offensive tackle Chris Davenport and sophomore linebacker Josh Johns.
UPDATE: Late word is that Jefferson and the other three players have hired an attorney and postponed their meeting with police schedule for today.
Today’s sports question: How many Division 1 football programs can one “scout” bring down? So far it looks like only one, but we have a late report that the coach of the LSU Tigers, Les “Is More” Miles, has also spoken to the NCAA about a guy named Willie Lyles and his association to the program.