Indianapolis Indiana. Former Louisiana State University corner back Tyrann Mathieu who did play college football in 2012 with the college football team in Baton Rouge has dropped his nickname "Honey Badger".
Mathieu was dismissed from the Louisiana State University football team for repeated violation of substance abuse while he was in college. Mathieu was a finalist for the Hesiman Trophy in 2011.
After was dismissed by the football team he was arrested in October for marijuana possession. Mathieu has been to rehabiltation, has been seeking help from a counselor and he has found a sponsor. Mathieu says he has not touched any illegal drugs since October 26.
Mathieu admits his drug abuse behavior cost him millions of dollars but he said he does not let that fact bother him. Mathieu credits several National Football League football players are helping him walk the straight and narrow road.
Mathieu said at the National Football League combine in Indianapolis "My best friend right now is honesty. I want to be as open as possible. I'm trying to build my trust. I know what it is not to have football. I know what's it's like not to be the center of attention. I know what it feels to be humilated. To go back down that road. Not a chance in the world."
Mathieu hopes to convice a football team in the National Football League to grant him a chance to be the best corner back in the league and have a good reputation.
News sources NFL.com and Kareem Copeland