LSU says Tyrann Mathieu off the team
Louisiana State University football coach Les Miles announced in a press conference at lunchtime Friday that the team's cornerback, Tyrann Mathieu, AKA the Honey Badger, has been kicked off the team. The university's official statement indicated that the star player was booted for violating team policy, but no word was given as to what that violation was.
Miles stated that it was a difficult day for the team, "but standards have to be met." He also said that the team would miss the dismissed player and that he was a "quality guy". This is the second year in a row that the LSU program has started off the season with scandal.
Mathieu, a Heisman finalist who was entering his junior year at the university, was quote by Baton Rouge's KPLC as saying he respected the coach and goes along with his decision and that "Everything's going well right now and I've just got to watch what I put on Twitter."
Well, it seems that no matter how many times someone says it, how often we are warned against it, or how frequently it has consequences for others, inappropriate content is still going to be tweeted. Did he think nothing would happen to him? Obviously he didn't think at all, or he wouldn't now be looking for another school at which to finish out.
Then again, is all the blame on Mathieu? Do we not live in a society where behaving badly gets you a gig on a reality TV show?