As far as college football goes, this is a bombshell—especially if you’re an LSU fan. Coach Les Miles announced today that Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the LSU football team for breaking team and school rules. Here’s the statement from Les Miles:
This is a very difficult day for our team. We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences. It’s hard because we all love Tyrann. We will do what we can as coaches, teammates, and friends to get him on a path where he can have success. We are going to miss him.
Nobody knows yet why he was dismissed. The ESPN report below suggests that Mathieu may have failed a third drug test, which would result in an automatic dismissal. I think it’s premature to speculate like that. This guy was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Journalists are going to be all over this one, and I’m sure the truth will come out soon enough. As far as football is concerned, this is really bad news for LSU.