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Report: Mathieu told NFL coaches he failed more than 10 drug tests

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off the team just months after becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist, reportedly told at least one NFL team that he failed so many drug tests in college that he couldn’t even remember ...

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
 
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Report: Mathieu told NFL coaches he failed more than 10 drug tests

Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off the team just months after becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist, reportedly told at least one NFL team that he failed so many drug tests in college that he couldn’t even remember them all.

An assistant coach for an NFL team told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that when that team interviewed Mathieu, he was asked how many drug tests he had failed in college.

“I quit counting at 10,” Mathieu answered. “I really don’t know.”

The assistant who passed along that story also told USA Today that Mathieu’s statement had him questioning LSU as much as he questions Mathieu.



“If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help,” the coach said.

Mathieu has acknowledged that for much of his college football career he put his love of marijuana ahead of his love of football. But he now says he has not used marijuana or any other drugs since October, and that he’s done using marijuana for good. The NFL team that drafts Mathieu will need to be convinced that he’s telling the truth.

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Mathieu: LSU went to great lengths to help me in my treatment and recovery | ProFootballTalk
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I really don't know what to think about this guy.
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"But he now says he has not used marijuana or any other drugs since October..."

Congratulations! You made it (supposedly) a whole 6 months without ganja!!
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I wish him the best but he completely sabotaged a chance to be a top 5 pick and screwed his team over for weed. That's kind of a serious problem that likely goes way beyond smoking. No way he goes before round 3 unless of course it's the Raiders.
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This kids is getting bad advice.
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Tyrann Mathieu says he failed more than 10 drug tests before he got kicked off the football team at LSU. Coach Les Miles says he doesn’t know if that’s true or not — but Miles does stand by the way LSU handles drug tests for its players.

Miles said on NFL AM that he doesn’t know how many drug tests Mathieu failed at LSU, but he does know that LSU was committed to helping Mathieu in whatever way it could.

“I don’t really have the numbers there,” Miles said. “I would be remiss to comment on number. I can tell you this: We have tested, re-tested, completely tested and tested twice in weeks at times. So just because there’s a number reported, I don’t know if that would be low or high, to be honest with you, and I can only tell you that it was based on our ability to treat and help. I don’t really know exactly what Ty’s specifics were, but I stand by our policy, and it really did help, in some way, identify a problem.”

On the field, Miles said he thinks Mathieu will be a big-time special teams contributor, although Miles doesn’t sound like he sees Mathieu as a shutdown cornerback in the NFL.

“He’s a guy who has spectacular ball skills. I’ve never seen him mishandle a ball. His vision for play, he anticipates the big play,” Miles said. “If I’m an NFL team I’m going to look at him first as a punt returner, I’m going to look at him as a kick returner, and the opportunity for him to play in a number of spots as a nickel/dime corner.”

Miles said he’s hoping Mathieu gets drafted and succeeds as an NFL player.

“He’s a guy that we certainly root for,” Miles said. “Not unlike other people, there are things that he has to get right, and if he does that I think he’ll have a very, very long NFL career.”

If Mathieu is going to have a very, very long NFL career, he won’t be able to get away with failing more than 10 drug tests.

Les Miles doesn’t know how many drug tests Tyrann Mathieu failed | ProFootballTalk

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Complete bust or best sleeper ever. He's got both written all over him. Which one comes through?
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