It seems like every few months we're writing an article updating the world on Tyrann Mathieu's draft stock. This might be the final nail in the coffin. Or rather, it should be.
Mathieu was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 25 and charged with "simple marijuana possession" after officers were dispatched to Mathieu's shared apartment in response to "a complaint about a man attempting to force his way in to the complex through a security gate."
Once officers arrived at that man's door, Mathieu answered. According to the report, officers smelled marijuana and obtained consent from the former LSU cornerback to search the apartment. Inside, they found 10 bags of marijuana, a digital scale and a marijuana grinder.
At this point, no one can speak with any certainty about what is going on with Tyrann Mathieu. He had spent time with John Lucas, who was thought to be acting as a mentor to the troubled star. That apparently didn't work. Now, Mathieu's freedom is in jeopardy and, on a less important level, his football future.
Mathieu doesn't have the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his character. Unlike Jenkins, he isn't spending the 2012 season playing well and staying out of trouble. What should have been a wake-up call for Mathieu has done nothing to change the destructive path he's walking down.
Taking stock of Mathieu's NFL draft chances today, he's facing a serious rebuilding of his image and reputation in the coming months. Mathieu has an uphill battle to climb as a mid-round draft prospect.