Did Sports Illustrated Bribe Sources for the Mathieu Story?

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Did Sports Illustrated Bribe Sources for the Mathieu Story?

The Oct. 22 cover story of Sports Illustrated is titled “Trials of the Honey Badger.” In the story, writers Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel document the struggles of former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, including allegations that he promoted a Baton Rouge club, The Palace, in violation of NCAA rules. A promoter for the club, Xavier Williams, not only denies the allegations but also accuses the magazine of bribing him to slander Mathieu for the story.

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