'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu Arrested on Drug Charges - Tarnished Twenty
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'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu Arrested on Drug Charges

So much for being reformed. Former LSU safety Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu has been arrested on drug-related charges.

Mathieu and three other former LSU football players were busted on a variety of charges related to marijuana, reports ESPN.

Honey Badger's chances of returning to LSU, not to mention his NFL prospects, may have just gone up in smoke.

And just like on the football field, these former LSU players can point their finger and blame ex-quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

Mathieu was arguably the most electric player in college football last year and would have had the LSU Tigers in championship contention this year had he not been booted off the team over the summer for failing multiple drug tests.

Honey Badger returned to LSU as a regular student with the hopes of earning a second chance to be reinstated to the team. But yesterday's arrest pretty much closes the door on college football fans ever seeing Mathieu in a LSU jersey again.

Mathieu's undoing all started when Jefferson allegedly forced his way through a security gate to get to Mathieu's apartment in Baton Rouge. It's not clear why Jefferson couldn't simply have waited to be buzzed in like a normal person, but his actions caused a neighbor to call the cops, reports ESPN.

When police arrived, they knocked on Honey Badger's door and reportedly "immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana." Mathieu then gave police consent to search his apartment, according to the incident report.

In general, police need a warrant to search someone's home. But because the police apparently obtained Mathieu's consent, they were free to search his apartment. Inside, they found a marijuana grinder, a digital scale, and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana.

Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with simple possession of marijuana. Former linebacker Karnell Hatcher also was charged with simple possession, while former defensive back Derrick Bryant faces the most serious charge of possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to ESPN.

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