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Mathieu one of four ex-LSU players busted on drug charges

Tyrann Mathieu AP

And, with this, we can make the closing of the book on a Honey Badger return to LSU officially official.

According to WAFB in Baton Rouge, four former members of the LSU football program – Tyrann Mathieu, Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant — were arrested Thursday by Baton Rouge Police Department officers on marijuana-related charges.

Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with simple possession of marijuana, while Hatcher was charged with second-offense possession of marijuana.  Bryant is facing the most significant charge — possession with intent to distribute.

BRPD officers found seven bags of what the police report described as “high-grade marijuana” in a backpack belonging to Bryant.  Three other bags of the high-grade weed were found in the apartment, although it’s unclear whose residence it was.  The police’s knock on the door was answered by Mathieu.

The 2010 All-American was dismissed by the Tigers in August of this year after what was reportedly multiple failed drug tests.  He had enrolled in a substance-abuse program after his dismissal and subsequently re-enrolled at LSU.

Mathieu was also the subject of a recent Sports Illustrated “expose’” which intimated potential impermissible benefits received by the player may have put his eligibility in jeopardy had he attempted a return to the Tigers.

With this latest development, Mathieu’s eligibility is, for all intents and purposes, a moot point.

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  1. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 25, 2012 6:52 PM

    The Honey Badger will still stand as his nick name in prison.

    SEC is loaded with criminals, always been that way.

    NCAA has to do something about 38% graduation rates at Alabama.

    Kids dying to get academic scholarships denied at the expense of thugs given free platform to try make the NFL.

  2. mydixienormus says: Oct 25, 2012 6:55 PM

    Weed does not smoke itself…

  3. mz1394 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:58 PM

    just another idiot throwing it all away

  4. brewcrewfan54 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:58 PM

    You mean his weekend in rehab didn’t cure him?

  5. mrlaloosh says: Oct 25, 2012 6:59 PM

    Idiots. Keep recruiting these dummies Miles. You’ll always be second best in the west.

  6. zurnvs says: Oct 25, 2012 7:01 PM

    Is this really surprising?

  7. alligatorsnapper says: Oct 25, 2012 7:03 PM

    Sorry to hear this. If the police can establish ownership of the pot, it will be even harder on the individual who owns that much, but could exonerate one or more who do not own it.

    Tyrann was not returning to the LSU Tiger Football team in the future and Miles never said he was. This was a conjecture imagined by local sports and news media and repeated in this forum.

    The future of these young men may be going up in smoke! That is a shame, such a shame.

  8. timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:13 PM

    @808raiderinparadise
    You are full of crap! The Alabama rate is not 38%. Show me where you got those #’s. Do you think you can just throw out stupid untrue facts like that and think people will believe it? What community college did you go to before beginning your employment at McDonald’s?

  9. cometkazie says: Oct 25, 2012 7:15 PM

    And so it goes . . . .

  10. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 25, 2012 7:24 PM

    timh1955 says:
    Oct 25, 2012 7:13 PM
    @808raiderinparadise
    You are full of crap! The Alabama rate is not 38%. Show me where you got those #’s. Do you think you can just throw out stupid untrue facts like that and think people will believe it? What community college did you go to before beginning your employment at McDonald’s?

    ——–

    Judging by the thumbs up, over 50% believe it.
    (you know those brilliant SEC fans)

    The McDonald’s I work at is great, there are a few x-Alabama football stars here on the crew!

    Lets just say on break they bring the term “roll tide” to a whole new level by the dumpsters.

    I tried to get into community college but a bunch of Alabama transfer players that were kicked out decided to go the JC route to play, so the admission office denied me.
    :(

  11. normdogg says: Oct 25, 2012 7:26 PM

    Its time to end the ridiculous prohibition on marijuana. This was on of the 5 best players in college football last year, CLEARLY the only thing detrimental about marijuana is the law against it.

  12. iownyou2 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:27 PM

    timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:13 PM

    @808raiderinparadise
    You are full of crap! The Alabama rate is not 38%. Show me where you got those #’s. Do you think you can just throw out stupid untrue facts like that and think people will believe it? What community college did you go to before beginning your employment at McDonald’s?
    ——————————————————
    This guy is a bit off base lol I think the rate is closer to 60% for alabama (still below the national average). New rates came out yesterday, Penn State is #1, suck on that ncaa.

  13. dcroz says: Oct 25, 2012 7:28 PM

    808raideinparadise:

    Alabama’s graduation rate for football players is 69% per the last NCAA APR, the SEC doesn’t have any more of a criminal element than any other major conference, and athletic scholarships are paid by the athletic department to the school, not by the academic side of the university. Aside from that, your post is spot-on.

  14. timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:30 PM

    @808raiderinparadise:

    Again, back up your comment and show where you got the 38% number? I’m sure your community college is very proud of you.

  15. rolltide510 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:31 PM

    That 69% graduation rate among Alabama football players would be much higher if not for that pesky problem of getting drafted in the first round before they can finish college.

  16. tincansailor981 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    Dumb as*. They “we’re” going to give him a second chance.

  17. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    That must’ve been some good stuff for him to want to smoke it more than get paid millions.

  18. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    dcroz says:

    “the SEC doesn’t have any more of a criminal element than any other major conference”

    —-

    Your right, the Sun-Belt conference has some real criminals.

    The MAC too.

    I heard the IVY league has some bad white collar crime going on.

    You might want to check Florida, LSU the last 5 years, those 2 teams ALONE have had more arrest combined than the rest of the country.

    Nice try.

  19. timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    @iownyou2

    Notre Dame, Rutgers and Stanford had the highest graduation rates among ranked football teams, all reaching at least 90 percent. No. 1 ranked Alabama had a rate of 75 percent.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-rt-us-usa-ncaa-academicsbre89o1q1-20121025,0,628887.story

  20. necr0philia says: Oct 25, 2012 7:36 PM

    What’s funny is the Hurricanes get the tag Thug U!! But when is the last time you seen or heard about one of them on drugs are arrested. LSU (LSD) UGA UF and tons of other college programs seem to always have drug and jail time issues these days. I guess it’s like back in the 90s when you watched the news and it was always the black man robbing the store or a 187. Now it’s terrorist a weapons of mast destructions. Canes need more of these arrest from other schools to clear there name I guess.

  21. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 25, 2012 7:38 PM

    Forget Obama Care

    Lets adopt: Bama Care!

    Free education.
    Free contraception.
    You don’t have to go green, just poison trees.
    Free caddies with 20″s

  22. fhuizar says: Oct 25, 2012 7:39 PM

    Honey badger made another honey boo boo

    Fitting in SEC country

  23. papabush88 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:42 PM

    @timh1955

    I’m guessing that 8o8raider got his info from here:

    http://collegeapps.about.com/od/collegeprofiles/p/u-alabama.htm

    What he doesn’t realize is that this site takes into account ALL students. Not just football team.

    Alabama is in fact, ranked #1 here:

    http://www.boston.com/news/education/2012/10/25/graduation-rates-for-top-football-teams/b8pzQ82KwjzUhfwx1AgjYK/story.html

    HOWEVER!!!! Is it really that hard to graduate from Alabama vs a top 25 school like Cal, UCLA, USC, ND?

  24. dcroz says: Oct 25, 2012 7:42 PM

    808raiderinhell:

    More at LSU and Florida than everywhere else combined? Really? So what other “facts” are you going to pull out of your ass? The moon is made of cheese? The world is flat? You’re attractive to the opposite sex?

  25. tttrojan4life says: Oct 25, 2012 7:47 PM

    Miami will always be the real Thug U. Even with all of the nonsense going on down at LSU, It pales in comparison to The U.

  26. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 25, 2012 7:48 PM

    timh1955 says:
    Oct 25, 2012 7:30 PM
    @808raiderinparadise:

    Again, back up your comment and show where you got the 38% number? I’m sure your community college is very proud of you.

    ——

    Hey buddy! You again.

    I’m sorry, I know your a little slow, but in my last post I told you I was denied at the community college of my choice. Sad, I know.

    But to explain things to you seemingly might be terribly hard.

    The “38%” number came from a sarcastic thought.

    Shocking right? An exaggeration on a sports blog. wow.

    When I think of you I picture a cut off flanel and a torn Alabama hat and about 3 teeth.

    Astonishing your on computer.

  27. houstonoilers says: Oct 25, 2012 7:50 PM

    How long until his dad blames LSU, if he was still playing he wouldn’t have time to smoke, BLAH BLAH BLAH

  28. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 25, 2012 7:55 PM

    dcroz says:
    Oct 25, 2012 7:42 PM
    808raiderinhell:

    More at LSU and Florida than everywhere else combined? Really? So what other “facts” are you going to pull out of your ass? The moon is made of cheese? The world is flat? You’re attractive to the opposite sex?

    ———

    Glad you asked!

    The Moon is actually made up of marshmellows!!!! Dummy! That way when it blocks the sun in its orbital rotation all the space monkeys can make smores.

    The world is not flat either. Wrong again!

    The last part is true!
    that makes you 1 for 3!

    good enough to eligible for a Alabama football scholarship!

    Field day.

  29. gwylie1 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:57 PM

    BRPD wouldn’t know high grade weed if it hit them in the butt. Come to California to see high grade stuff

  30. jonjac114 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:03 PM

    Really? Y’all are talking graduation rates and bragging about them? Who gives a shit!!! When’s the last time you watched a Goddamn graduation? Never!! I don’t care if these players can spell their f*#$&king name

  31. baywatchboy says: Oct 25, 2012 8:07 PM

    Oh dear God. STFU! The bottom line here is that, in Mathieu, we have another kid too stupid for his own good. He values getting high over potentially getting paid millions to play a sport he loves. Maybe he doesn’t love it, but he needs an attitude adjustment and learn how to pick better friends.

  32. papabush88 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:09 PM

    @jonjac114

    I think we are discussing it because there is a lot of criticism over some schools putting football above everything else. For example, Paterno and Penn State.

    All I ever hear from anti-USC people is how they only care about the football program. Doesn’t make sense when you understand that USC wouldn’t medically clear their star DE, Armond Armstead last year. They knew this would piss him off as well as his brother. His brother then decommitted and went to Oregon. If it was ONLY about the football program, they would’ve medically cleared him.

    Same goes for Jarvis Jones. Yes, arguably the SEC’s top defensive player of the year, Jones originally attended USC. After suffering a neck injury, spinal stenosis, while at USC, Jones would not be medically cleared at USC. So, Jones transferred to Georgia where they apparently don’t care about that stuff.

    Point is, fans take pride in graduation rates for their players. It’s not the end-all be-all, but it’s important nevertheless.

  33. timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:18 PM

    @papabush88

    The link you posted does NOT say Alabama is #1 for football graduation.

  34. timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:20 PM

    @papabush88

    Also, the link you posted indicates Alabama has a 75% graduation rate. USC has a 57% rate which is way below the national average.

  35. papabush88 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:23 PM

    @timh1955

    I posted two links. Here’s a third:

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8551210/ncaa-graduation-rates-improving-football-basketball

    Alabama is #1 here.USC ranks 10th. USC is a top 25 school. Alabama is definitely not

  36. papabush88 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:25 PM

    @timh1955

    You’re right. I read that too fast. my b

  37. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 25, 2012 8:25 PM

    Just goes to show that talent does not
    always = SMARTS!

  38. papabush88 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:26 PM

    @timh1955

    Let’s be real though. It’s VERY easy to graduate from Alabama compared to a top 25 school like USC.

  39. inconsonance says: Oct 25, 2012 8:29 PM

    Ha ha ha ha! I love it when smug assholes like this kid ruin their lives. Makes me smile. Stupid son of a bitch.

  40. normtide says: Oct 25, 2012 8:42 PM

    Wow, Alabama is really in that 808 dude’s head. Roll tide y’all.

  41. dmcgrann says: Oct 25, 2012 8:52 PM

    I guess Jordan Jefferson wasn’t planning on being around in case the Montreal Alouettes needed to promote him from the practice squad.

  42. eyeh8goodell says: Oct 25, 2012 9:09 PM

    The underbelly of the SEC, getting the top athletes means getting the dregs of society through academic waivers and god knows what other “assistance” after that.

    SEC fans love to brag, I wonder if they’re proud of the amount of their athletes who end up in prison once they’re off the field. Lord knows they aren’t getting any college degrees to fall back on.

  43. nodindenver says: Oct 25, 2012 9:14 PM

    Didn’t SI just do an article on the badger? I wish I only had to remain between the lines for 10 years of my life to provide for my family. This crap only tells the rest of the fathers in the world that he is a CHUMP!

  44. effjohntaylornorelation says: Oct 25, 2012 9:20 PM

    There seems to be a trail of drug issues down on the bayou. It’s a shame those poor kids can’t manage themselves better. It’s gonna be a long life wearing a paper hat and serving fries.

  45. 10of14 says: Oct 25, 2012 9:41 PM

    Perspective….he had yellow hair, ink and a swagger, yet was not even ranked by scouts as a top pick; 3rd round at best. The media built this kid up because of flash and brash and he returned a couple of kicks. As a DB, he wasn’t even ranked as the best on his own team entering this season. Add all of this to some severe illiteracy issues and he is nothing more than media hype. Why would you be surprised, hurt or saddened by this news? Bum.

  46. irishdodger says: Oct 25, 2012 10:10 PM

    Another example of fatherless phenoms with learning disabilities. They’re good for one thing: playing defense. Other than that, the benefits rarely outweigh the risks.

  47. Deb says: Oct 25, 2012 10:15 PM

    How did this story about these LSU players become an indictment of Alabama? Oh yes …

    808raiderinparadise is obsessively bitter about Alabama’s football success. And whatever program coached him for the GED taught that getting the most thumbs-up on a football blog validates bogus statistics.

    Still … it’s too bad this egomaniac and his hater-henchmen chose to hijack a sad story about the downfall of a promising young talent trying to rise above difficult beginnings.

  48. cometkazie says: Oct 25, 2012 10:31 PM

    Deb says:
    Oct 25, 2012 10:15 PM
    How did this story about these LSU players become an indictment of Alabama? Oh yes …
    +-+-+

    Haters gonna hate, Deb.

    That article about graduation rates had a number of SEC women’s basketball teams with 100% graduation rates.

    As far as Mathieu picking better friends, they were teammates and one was the starting QB last
    year.

    Sarcasm intended.

  49. kozbee says: Oct 25, 2012 10:47 PM

    As for Mathieu the old saying goes you just can`t fix Dumb.

  50. Deb says: Oct 25, 2012 11:04 PM

    @cometkazie …

    It all makes me sad for reasons too complex to articulate on a football blog. I’m not making excuses for Mathieu. But it’s a miracle any kids make it out of those neighborhoods no matter what kind of opportunities they get. If you’ve never experienced that kind of environment day in and out, you can’t know.

  51. ladyhuckleberry says: Oct 25, 2012 11:07 PM

    For all making lite of Tyrann’s misque try if it’s within you not to be so hateful and hard. Those of who still believe in him are concerned. If this were your child, brother, or any other male relative would you want others to criticize them? Tyrann’s a human being and human beings make misques and sometimes it can take a life especially in many ways, i.e. death, alienation from those who truly care and are concerned, and even to the point of losing freedom. Tyrann’s having to learn the hard way all over again. But what he’s going to have to learn even more so is the immediate danger to his health than ever before. We all tend to judge in some way but when there’s those that have a support system it’s really hard for belief at times because there wasn’t before maybe. We as humans shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment and what we should do’s be there for one another, young old, red yellow black or white. People need people and not a bunch of holier than thous.

  52. cometkazie says: Oct 25, 2012 11:08 PM

    Agreed, Deb.

  53. timh1955 says: Oct 25, 2012 11:54 PM

    It’s all George Bush’s fault.

  54. addict2sport says: Oct 26, 2012 12:02 AM

    Saddest thing in life is wasted talent.

  55. billmead1976 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:45 AM

    Graduation rates don’t mean squat if the students don’t know squat.

    Used to work for a company that hired a lot of dumb jocks that “graduated”. They were used for a few years as “image” guys but, for the most part, they lacked basic communication skills. But they could hold an audience in a room of customers talking about football (not the product of course) – be the guy in the suite at the stadium – show off that national championship ring.

    None of those guys ever got more than a handful of years at the company. Just moved on to the next dumb jock every couple few years.

    Yes, this was in SEC country.

  56. papabush88 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:57 AM

    @timh1955

    Love the George W. Bush comment! Oh Kanye…what an idiot. Ironic thing is that blacks are suffering the worst of any demographic under Obama. Should mean that Romney will win black vote, but that won’t happen. Obama has also deported more illegals than any president before him. Considering over 70% of illegals come from south of the states, I doubt Romney will win Hispanics vote either. What a dumb country we live in. Very sad

    http://www.businessinsider.com/us-black-middle-class-is-suffering-2012-10

  57. txnative61 says: Oct 26, 2012 2:28 AM

    I think some perspective is due. Everybody is aware there are areas of this country where many children have difficulty realizing the American Dream of legitimate success for hard work. NCAA scholarships offer a chance for a good education to contribute to the greater good and escape grinding poverty for those with athletic skills. In fact, Louisiana schools such as Grambling, Tulane, Southern, La-Lafayette and Monroe, and several other lower division programs offer many more opportunities than LSU, and their athletes generally show more appreciation of the opportunities. Tyrann’s case is sad, but there are others from his background who can learn from his example and avoid his mistakes.

  58. 32stork says: Oct 26, 2012 2:32 AM

    Change his ridiculous nickname from honey badger to any of the following: idiot, moron, stooge, fool. The list goes one and on.

  59. 808ninerfan says: Oct 26, 2012 5:48 AM

    The worst thing In life is wasted talent

    Bronx tale

  60. seanb20124 says: Oct 26, 2012 7:45 AM

    It takes a village to raise a child.

  61. cometkazie says: Oct 26, 2012 7:58 AM

    txnative61 says:
    Oct 26, 2012 2:28 AM
    I think some perspective is due. Everybody is aware there are areas of this country where many children have difficulty realizing the American Dream of legitimate success for hard work.
    +-+-+

    I think they called it “One-Hundred Yards to Glory.” It ran a long time ago and was about Eddie Robinson and Grambling State.

    The athlete has to hold up his end and accept responsibility for his actions.

  62. packerbadger says: Oct 26, 2012 8:15 AM

    To all of the Honey Badger apologists….TOLD YA SO! You guys were all going on and on about how rough he had it and blah, blah, blah. This is strike three. This guy is beyond repair. I wonder if he even has a room temp IQ. They don’t get much more stupid. What a waste. Too bad. Now he can be part of the prison SEC block football team.

  63. packerbadger says: Oct 26, 2012 8:17 AM

    Deb says:

    It all makes me sad for reasons too complex to articulate on a football blog. I’m not making excuses for Mathieu. But it’s a miracle any kids make it out of those neighborhoods no matter what kind of opportunities they get. If you’ve never experienced that kind of environment day in and out, you can’t know.
    ———————————————————-

    You just made excuses for him.

  64. florida727 says: Oct 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    Not sure which is more sad: this guy ruining his life by implosion, or the off-color comments from the people on this blog. Hate to ruin your thought process, but since when is another person’s demise a laughing matter? What if this kid played for YOUR favorite team? Would you be laughing at him then?

    Separate note, but my own personal opinion is that graduation rates should exclude those who leave school early to enter the NFL draft (unless they’re NOT drafted). By including them, you’ve artificially lowered their school’s ranking, by default. If anything you should count them as graduated… after all, they got their career job by going to your school.

  65. cometkazie says: Oct 26, 2012 9:01 AM

    Don’t we as fans have some responsibility for glorifying these boys in the first place?

    In the good old days, you played football because it was fun. My son in law went to a small, local college and played football because he could.

    In big time football as it exists now, these kids are being used and discarded if they don’t jump thru the hoops.

    They are hyped from the time they are in grade ten, and it goes to their heads, as well as their family’s.

    The system stinks.

    OTOH, a friend’s primary physician is Nacho Albergamo. Another friend, Jay Whitley, is an orthodontist. Tommy Casanova is an ophthalmologist. All three excellent athletes who have lives after football. I’m sure you can find other examples from other colleges.

  66. packerbadger says: Oct 26, 2012 9:46 AM

    florida727 says:Oct 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    Not sure which is more sad: this guy ruining his life by implosion, or the off-color comments from the people on this blog. Hate to ruin your thought process, but since when is another person’s demise a laughing matter? What if this kid played for YOUR favorite team? Would you be laughing at him then?

    ———————————————————-

    This guy got nailed two previous times and kicked off the team for drugs. Its not like they gave him multiple chances. I’m laughing at the morons who made all sorts of excuses saying how hard he had having a full scholarship, tens of millions of dollars in his very near future, and countless adoring fans. We had an idiot running back back in ’94 when we won the Rose Bowl and I don’t recall anybody making apologies for him. This guy blew it about as bad as anybody could .

  67. trojan33sc says: Oct 26, 2012 10:24 AM

    Oh well, it looks like the Honey Badger will be signing with “Slippery Rock Tech ” after this last screw-up !!

  68. foreverlsu says: Oct 26, 2012 10:33 AM

    Bang on the SEC all you want and act as if marijuana doesn’t exist in B1G 10 or PAC-12 country as well.

    @packerbadger, I figured I would see you on this site obsessing over Tyrann Mathieu again. Just thought I would provide the absolute latest graduation success rates for you since you were so interested last week. Yep, Wisconsin still sucks and I’m guessing other Wisconsin players will be working for an SEC grad soon.

    http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/sports/ncaa-graduation-success-rate-figures-show-sec-wins-in-the-classroom-too

  69. thraiderskin says: Oct 26, 2012 10:41 AM

    Wow… 808 Is just dogging you people, he doesn’t have anything to back it up. I think some of you get on here and get too defensive when someone jokes around, especially when he is being blatant about it.

    Honey Badger may have just made his biggest mistake. No way an NFL team drafts him, unless they decide to just waste a late 7th. So he pretty much just made an uphill battle an even steeper climb.

  70. packerbadger says: Oct 26, 2012 10:44 AM

    I was waiting for you foreverapologizing for Mr Honey Badger. Wisconsin is a much higher calibre school than LSU. Anybody with a pulse can complete Football 101 at LSU. SEC is bottom of all the conferences in education and I posted that link; and of course you ignored it. But I figured you would pull some bogus stats to spin and divert from you defending Mr. Felonbadger. You crack me up. Go on and tell me again how Mr. Honeybadger had it sooooo hard. Oh, Louisiana is third from the bottom in education and Wis is usually #1 or #2.

  71. foreverlsu says: Oct 26, 2012 10:46 AM

    florida727 says:Oct 26, 2012 9:00 AM

    Separate note, but my own personal opinion is that graduation rates should exclude those who leave school early to enter the NFL draft (unless they’re NOT drafted). By including them, you’ve artificially lowered their school’s ranking, by default. If anything you should count them as graduated… after all, they got their career job by going to your school.
    ___________________

    See the link I attached above regarding the latest GSR listing. At the bottom of the article, it states, “Unlike the Federal graduation rate, the GSR takes into account transfer students and students who leave school while in good academic standing.”

  72. foreverlsu says: Oct 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    packerbadger says:Oct 26, 2012 10:44 AM

    I was waiting for you foreverapologizing for Mr Honey Badger. Wisconsin is a much higher calibre school than LSU. Anybody with a pulse can complete Football 101 at LSU. SEC is bottom of all the conferences in education and I posted that link; and of course you ignored it. But I figured you would pull some bogus stats to spin and divert from you defending Mr. Felonbadger. You crack me up. Go on and tell me again how Mr. Honeybadger had it sooooo hard. Oh, Louisiana is third from the bottom in education and Wis is usually #1 or #2.
    ______

    I have never made excuses for Mathieu. I blast you for reveling in his misery. Don’t go away mad, just go away and maybe bring an intelligent thought to this board for once in your pathetic life.

    This is CFT in case you haven’t noticed and I don’t see you disputing the facts I provided in the link above. The fact of the matter is LSU has a much higher graduation success rate than lowly Wisconsin. Hey, at least UW is still in the top 25 on the field (for now); otherwise, they wouldn’t have made the list and it could have saved you further embarrassment.

  73. irishdodger says: Oct 26, 2012 11:44 AM

    No one here has touched on the biggest epidemic in the US today. In fact, the media nor politicians will broach this subject. Ask yourself why the percentage of kids being raised without fathers has skyrocketed since the late 60′s. Ask yourself which race of Americans is, by far (70%) the most adversely affected by this trend. Finally, ask yourself what is one of the most common denominators to men serving time in prison today. Wake up to this epidemic b/c these kids don’t have a chance in hell if Americans are satisfied with letting the government fill the void of fatherlessness. Men….don’t be passive….accept responsibility….lead courageously….RAISE YOUR CHILDREN!

  74. thraiderskin says: Oct 26, 2012 11:44 AM

    I’m with you Florida727, these kids aren’t dropping out, their moving on to their profession of choice (unless they don’t), the term “graduate” is overrated in this scenario, the term should be replaced with “successfully completed.” I’m not going to say I think the educational standards are the same as other conferences, but who cares? These kids are at these programs to play ball, playing successful ball at Bama or LSU means a career (often short) in the pros. If not for football, would many of these kids even have considered college? Yes education should be taken advantage of by the players, but that is up to the individual. While the entry standards are lower for most of the SEC schools, that does not prove these schools offer a poorer education and many successful non-athletes have come from the South. For the sake of saying it, but the North is still better!

  75. packerbadger says: Oct 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    Pfffftttrt….. your school is waaaaay farther behind the UW in academic standings. That means its a helluva lot easier to graduate from LSU…. a glorified community college. Screw Mr. Honeybadger. He did this all to himself….friggen thug. My life is great…why don’t you go lay down by your dish. Wisconsin is great in many sports. How’s your hockey team doing down there?

  76. normtide says: Oct 26, 2012 12:20 PM

    Irish- you hit the nail on the head brother. No one wants to address it because it is PC to say single mom’s can do it all, and I respect single moms. But, a child needs a father. Single moms are to be commended, I respect them a ton. Even if your divorced, dads have to take a leading role in your kids lives. Just showing young boys how to be men, setting examples, sharing stories, ANYTHING. There is a young, expecting couple at my job. The young man came from a broken home without a dad, and he worries he don’t know how to be one. My advice was simple to him, just always try. Always do what you think is best, and most often, you will be right. Being there, letting your child know you will always be there, that’s the big secret. Together, a family will make it through anything.

  77. southernpatriots says: Oct 26, 2012 12:28 PM

    Latest local news reports we received is that the police were called to Tyrann Mathieu’s apartment due to a confrontation and altercation initiated by Jordan Jefferson (JJ), the LSU QB last season and who graduated out of LSU. JJ arrived at the apartment complex and confronted the apartment complex maintenance man, arguing with him and tried to force his way through a security gate.

    The apartment maintenance man would not allow JJ to enter the complex. At some point during this altercation, this man alerted the local BR police, who dispatched a unit to the complex. By this time, Tyrann came down from his apartment and escorted JJ back to his apartment. When the police arrived, they were checking on the altercation that had occurred earlier between JJ and the man.

    The police were not investigating suspected drug possession or use. Only when Tyrann answered the door and the police could smell and suspect drug (marijuana) use did they enter and found the weed in bags. “Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana and obtained consent from Mathieu to search the apartment,” a police news release said.

    Tyrann and JJ were charged with simple possession of marijuana. Hatcher was charged with simple possession of marijuana (second offense) and Bryant was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Simple charges are usually dropped for first offenders and those who plead receive community service and a suspended sentence which is vacated upon satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

    All four men were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Booking records showed Bryant’s bond was set at $9,000, Hatcher’s was $3,500, while bond for Tyrann and JJ was $500 each. Tyrann and JJ bonded out almost immediately, and the former defensive backs bonding out a short time later.

  78. foreverlsu says: Oct 26, 2012 12:43 PM

    packerbadger says:Oct 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    Pfffftttrt….. your school is waaaaay farther behind the UW in academic standings. That means its a helluva lot easier to graduate from LSU…. a glorified community college. Screw Mr. Honeybadger. He did this all to himself….friggen thug. My life is great…why don’t you go lay down by your dish. Wisconsin is great in many sports. How’s your hockey team doing down there?
    _________________

    This is the best you can offer for an intelligent thought? This?

    Still laughing at you trash talking about freakin Hockey!!!!!! Does anyone watch that anymore?

  79. normtide says: Oct 26, 2012 12:48 PM

    Lmao, even hockey players don’t want to play hockey it seems. I thought braut eating was the only female sport in Wisconsin.

  80. olskool711 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:10 PM

    79 Comments and not one “Honey Badger don’t care”

    Which, in a way, is what this comes down to.

  81. kozbee says: Oct 26, 2012 1:12 PM

    Alot of kids go to college to get out of the getto and some kids it just doesnt bother them to hang out and live there.Mathieu had his chance to go and be somebody but he chose where he came from over an education and a career that could of made him a very wealthy young man at his age.Who is to blame here surely its himself and not his friends he hangs out with.Its not wheather he has both parents or just one in fact if you want to better yourself that comes from learning responsibilty imo and every kid knows it or simply turns his or her head from it.Alot of kids grow up with one parent and still become somebody,its all in what road you choose when your growing up and in that case Mathieu chose the road to never being nothing but lazy and willing to be a drug head and waste his life in which that is the case he chose.IMO its his own fault,not his mother nor dad but himself from not wanting to walk away from a life style that he enjoys,a dopehead.JMO.

  82. cometkazie says: Oct 26, 2012 1:57 PM

    southernpatriots says:
    Oct 26, 2012 12:28 PM
    Latest local news reports we received is that the police were called to Tyrann Mathieu’s apartment due to a confrontation and altercation initiated by Jordan Jefferson (JJ), the LSU QB last season and who graduated out of LSU.
    +-+-+

    SP, did Jefferson receive a degree?

  83. foreverlsu says: Oct 26, 2012 2:50 PM

    Jefferson tried to throw it out the window and it wasn’t open so he ran.

    No no. He threw it but missed the window. It was the next play he ran.

    When JJ was interviewed by the media after the incident, he said “I made good decisions with the weed today.”

  84. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 3:11 PM

    @papabush88 …

    If I had any interest in your political views or anyone else’s, I’d be on a political blog. And if I had any interest in your thoughts on the SEC’s academic standings, I’d be on College Academic Talk.com. You’d think someone with such a stellar USC education could reason out these things for himself.

  85. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 3:17 PM

    @packerbadger …

    No, I made an observation that it’s more difficult for children born into hell holes to rise above their circumstances. It’s also true that you are constantly trolling SEC threads to denigrate SEC teams and players on issues that have nothing to do with football. Perhaps that’s because you’re bitter over the Big 10′s recent football irrelevance and can’t seem to help yourself. That’s an observation, not an attempt to excuse you.

  86. papabush88 says: Oct 26, 2012 3:21 PM

    @Deb

    Relax, Deb. Just responding to timh1955. He made a funny joke/reference to Kanye’s ridiculous assertion that George Bush hates black people. Funny thing is that Bush has done far more for the continent of Africa than any president before him. He’s far from my favorite president, but his positive influence in Africa is worth noting compared to Obama who has struggled to do anything for black America.

    What do I “need to reason out” ???

  87. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 3:40 PM

    @papabush88 …

    In case you hadn’t noticed–or have limited social interaction–we’re being deluged by politics. And most of us are weary of hearing it. One Kanye pop-culture reference doesn’t warrant a political lecture. If you want to do that, go to a political blog. People come here to talk football, and for a lot of us, it’s an escape from the other garbage. Spare us.

    I’m also tired of the incessant bashing of the SEC on academics. Missouri offers the best undergraduate journalism education money can buy. But a Missouri diploma can’t make me a great writer. We all have our gifts of talent and intellect. What matters is what we do with them … and what matters most is whether we use them for the betterment of the world around us. It wouldn’t improve my IQ to be a Harvard fan … and I don’t lose IQ points by being an Alabama fan. And NOTHING about academics changes the fact that the SEC has won the last six national titles–which is what all the “my IQ is bigger than yours” comparisons are really all about.

  88. papabush88 says: Oct 26, 2012 4:05 PM

    @Deb

    In case you hadn’t noticed, the topic of discussion has changed much. It’s become about academics. Not my fault. Someone else brought it up. I wasn’t the first to make a political comment either. I guess you feel the need to attack me, rather than your SEC/Bama cronies. That’s fine by me. As a Trojan, I’m used to be hated and fear by many. USC is the Darth Vader of CFB. The villain. Darth sold the most lunchboxes though

  89. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    @papabush88 …

    You brought politics into it in earnest, as opposed to timh1955′s throwaway wisecrack. But no, you didn’t bring academics into the discussion–although it’s a fave topic of yours. Sorry, though, because those comments were meant for everyone.

    I don’t think of the Trojans as the Darth Vader of football. I like USC. Classy program, classy history. Love the horse. Lynn Swann, Troy Polamalu, Moon Mullins. USC’s been very good to me :)

  90. papabush88 says: Oct 26, 2012 4:52 PM

    @Deb

    We used to be friends. What happened?

  91. timh1955 says: Oct 26, 2012 5:11 PM

    @Deb

    Missed your meds again today??

  92. southernpatriots says: Oct 26, 2012 5:29 PM

    cometkazie:

    According to the Times Picayune quoting JJ’s father:

    “He was planning to work out for the next two months to get ready for Pro Day. He was also planning to take an intersession class at LSU to complete his undergraduate degree, which he needs nine credit hours to complete.”

    Apparently, the CFL invited him to return in a couple of months, as did the NFL, so he came back to LSU to keep up his conditioning. He had planned with Tyrann to play some basketball later.

    JJ apparently arrived within 10 minutes of the police coming. He had no weed, no paraphernalia and none in his system, but was caught up in the sweep. This may be easy to work out once evidence is provided. Charges may be dropped, since on both he and Tyrann, it is the smallest charges they can bring–simple possession. But since neither had any weed on them or in them (from reports released so far), they may be exonerated quickly. The other two players may have to face a judge, however.

  93. normtide says: Oct 26, 2012 5:32 PM

    Pats- your friends will get you in far more trouble then your enemies will ever bring on you.

  94. southernpatriots says: Oct 26, 2012 5:39 PM

    normtide:

    So very true. Enemies, or rather enemies of Christ, shot me, stabbed me, and left me for dead in India.

    Friends I have cried with, ached for, grieved for, stayed awake nights, and even into days (and still do).

    I think I would rather the shot and stabbing…that heals much quicker.

  95. normtide says: Oct 26, 2012 5:45 PM

    In my work, I have clients with EBR EMS, and can say it is a nice city, but lets face it, BR is not where Tyrann needed to be. Hindsight is 20/20, but it looks like he should have transferred somewhere.

    An enemy of Christ is an enemy of mine. He stands for me, I stand up for him.

  96. sssjim7 says: Oct 26, 2012 5:53 PM

    Wow… I can’t believe I wasted my time reading all of these comments… CFT is going downhill fast…

    Jim

  97. cometkazie says: Oct 26, 2012 5:53 PM

    SP: Thanks for the info. 9 hours is pretty easy to make up.

  98. southernpatriots says: Oct 26, 2012 5:53 PM

    You are so right.

    I would not work in Emergency Services in Baton Rouge or in New Orleans, though I did work in a hospital in New Orleans for a few years. (You can’t go to LSU Medical without spending time at a hospital in New Orleans and there are some fine ones there, but emergency rooms is not where I chose to work due to obvious reasons.) I have friends who still work there and the stories they relate to me, just remind me over and over why God directed me to a small town and away from The Crescent City.

  99. florida727 says: Oct 26, 2012 8:42 PM

    “foreverlsu”, thanks for the information about the calculation of graduation rates. I was unaware of what you referenced. Enjoy the weekend…

  100. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 9:27 PM

    @papabush88 …

    Nothing’s wrong on my end, papabush. I ask everyone to leave politics out of our little football club. I’m in Florida, Florida, Florida. We’re bombarded here. But I agreed that you didn’t start the academic row and said my post on that wasn’t intended for you alone. And I said nice things about your football team. To me, praising a guy’s team and finishing with a smiley is the blog equivalent of singing “Kumbaya.” It means all is right with the world.

    When folks swat at my conference, teams, players, coaches, I usually swat back. It’s not personal … it’s reflex.

  101. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 9:42 PM

    Does anyone know whether all of Mathieu’s alleged substance-abuse issues have involved marijuana, or does he also have an issue with alcohol and/or harder drugs? I’m curious because our marijuana laws are draconian given the damage alcohol causes the mind, body, and society at large by comparison. I would hate to think this young man lost his career over nothing more serious than pot-smoking. Meanwhile, kids all over the country who participate in potentially deadly alcohol hazing rituals just continue on with their teams.

  102. effjohntaylornorelation says: Oct 26, 2012 9:44 PM

    She makes me spit up every time she takes to her key board. A huge reason why I stopped reading the comments for the last six months. Here’s to the next six months…

  103. irishdodger says: Oct 26, 2012 11:06 PM

    @normtde:

    Thx bro. You’re spot on as well. You said the right thing to your coworker. No one is saying we have to be perfect dads….just be there for your kids & try. Being there is half the battle.

  104. Deb says: Oct 26, 2012 11:39 PM

    cometkazie says:
    Oct 25, 2012 10:31 PM
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    Haters gonna hate, Deb.

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    If that’s what gets them off …

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