Mike Open-Mouthed: 3 LSU stars suspended for Auburn game

Alex FergusonSenior Analyst IIOctober 19, 2011

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15:  Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the LSU Tigers reacts before kickoff against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Lord giveth, and he taketh away.


Despite what some people might say, Tyrann Mathieu had a chance for a Heisman. He's a game changer for the LSU Tigers, but as the curse of SI would have it, now there's a chance he could be a poster boy for the Tigers blowing their chance at winning it all in 2011.


That's because Mathieu and star running back Spencer Ware were suspended for failing drugs tests today. So was defensive back Tharold Simon. Whether it was performance-enhancing or the dreaded weed, it wasn't good, they got caught and now they are out with their, ahem, tails between their legs.


Ware's run for 512 yards and six touchdowns. Simon has an interception and 29 tackles. And Matthieu, the possible defensive back Heisman selection with a mouth and a lot to back it up? He's forced four fumbles, had two INTs, 1 1/2 sacks and has 41 1/2 tackles. That's pretty impressive. For us, it's near-Heisman impressive (he'll certainly win the Defensive Player Of The Year).



According to CBS (amongst others), they are only going to be suspended for the Auburn game so won't miss out on Armageddon aka The Alabama game on November 5, which we're all really, really excited about.


As for Mathieu's Twitter account, anyone following it avidly (we don't, sorry!), would have seen the icing on the wall. 




 Tyrann Mathieu 




If you don't have anything positive to say just quit it, Life is a long test full of obstacles and split second choices..

 Tyrann Mathieu 




Look in the face of death and took it's mask off....

 Tyrann Mathieu 





 Tyrann Mathieu 




The devil is lurking around you, just keep your head up & live your life, the path that GOD has planned for you

 Tyrann Mathieu 




Don't take today for granted, expect the unexpected and PUT GOD 1st

 Tyrann Mathieu 




Ready to kick it with my girl, y'all be blessed tonight and always KEEP GOD1st


 Tyrann Mathieu 




I must leave that behind me


If you look into it, there's some lovely stuff about his girl, but a lot of it also says: "I really screwed up and I promise not to do it again," too.