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Tyrann Mathieu: Star CB Reportedly Expected to Enroll at LSU This Fall

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 06:  Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the Louisiana State University Tigers talks to the media at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 6, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  LSU and Alabama will play in the BCS National Championship on January 9th.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IAugust 23, 2012

After being dismissed from the LSU football program, Tyrann Mathieu will reportedly enroll at Louisiana State for the fall semester, according to Jim Kleinpeter of the Times Picayune.

Kleinpeter tweeted on Thursday:

Honey Badger expected to enroll at #LSU for fall semester, two former teammates say. #secfootball

— Jim Kleinpeter (@JimKleinpeter) August 24, 2012

 

If this is true, it means "Honey Badger" won't play football this season. After being kicked off the LSU football team, he still had a chance of playing football in 2012-2013 if he transferred to a program below Division 1-A.

Mathieu, 20, has been undergoing drug rehabilitation after he was dismissed from the football team for testing positive for drugs on multiple occasions, according to the Times Picayune

Mathieu was a Heisman candidate last season. He racked up 76 tackles, two interceptions, forced six fumbles and returned two fumbles for touchdowns on defense. He was also an electric return man, returning two punts for touchdowns. He was arguably the best defensive playmaker in college football.

There is still a chance Mathieu plays for LSU next season, but the university would have to change its stance on the young man. It's worth noting that he's trying to move forward after his mistakes and take the necessary steps to get better.

LSU made it all the way to the BCS Championship game last season with Mathieu and former cornerback Morris Claiborne (now with the Dallas Cowboys) leading the way. The team will attempt to challenge Alabama once again in the ultra-competitive SEC, albeit without the help of Mathieu or Claiborne.

One can only hope that "Honey Badger" gets his life straight and makes a return to football in 2013.

 

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