Tyrann Mathieu and three other former LSU football players were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges.
Dale Zanine/US PresswireTyrann Mathieu won the Bednarik Award as national defensive player of the year last season.
Mathieu and former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson were charged with simple possession of marijuana, the Baton Rouge police department said in a release.
Former Tigers safety Karnell Hatcher also was charged with simple possession while former defensive back Derrick Bryant was arrested for possession with intent to distribute.
According to the police report, officers found the marijuana in Mathieu's apartment Thursday afternoon. Mathieu answered the door, and officers "immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana," the police report stated.
After Mathieu, 20, gave the police his consent to search the apartment, officers discovered a marijuana grinder, a digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana, including seven in Bryant's backpack, according to the report.
Police say they were called to the apartment complex after receiving a complaint about a man, who later was identified as the 22-year-old Jefferson, forcing his way through the security gate before going to Mathieu's apartment.
Known as the "Honey Badger," Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season but was kicked off the team this year after failing multiple drug tests.
Jefferson was the starting quarterback on last season's team, which lost to Alabama in the BCS National Championship game.
One word... Wow
He's a fucking moron. How many millions did this guy throw away? What a loser
why in the hell did he answer the door? dumbass. does this keep him from even getting drafted?
Just Wow, such an idiot
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What a fucking idiot? Oh, weed only got me kicked off of a major college programs football team. Let me just keep smoking weed and better yet, now I want to sell it.
He needs some guidance. Seriously, he has thrown his life away. In 20 years he'll look back on this series of moves and hate himself for being so stupid.
He may get invited to a camp, but #1 there is no way LSU is letting him back into their program and #2 I'd seriously doubt many NFL teams would waste a draft pick on him.
Think the ravens might look at him cuz he'd be so cheap???
Wonder if he can get the money he spent on rehab back?
I'm usually all about passing on guys like this, but I would be ok with bringing him in as a UDFA. I think he has the ability to be a unique defender in the NFL, a nickel corner/ safety is what I'd do with him. Let him blitz off the edge a lot, free lance ala Reed in the deep secondary. His size limits his ability to man up on receivers Torrey Smith sized and up, but he could be a killer in zone coverage.
He is a froot loop for sure though and his contract should be designed to protect the team
I gotta disagree. He's a head case no matter how you slice it. Last thing I'd want is that element in the Ravens locker room. I know weed is the NFL's dirty little secret but this is a whole new ball game.
I have to draw the line when it comes to distribution.
Nah, I work nights actually. Yea, I see how this is different. At least he was only charged with possession. I just remember watching this guy play and thinking it would be awesome if he could be a Raven... Maybe I'm holding onto that feeling and letting it override good sense.
If we take him or pass on him, I'm confident that it will be for solid reasons though.
I agree and honestly, that really isn't the main point - IMO - in all of this.
If he has intentions on getting back into LSU and playing in the NFL and he is willing to jeopardize that like this? The kid obviously has trouble figuring out good decisions from bad decision.
Four dudes, ten bags of weed, 7 of which are in one of the dudes backpack. That says to me the dude with the backpack sold each of the other dudes a bag. Turns out that's how the police saw it as well. It's not like he was running a trap house.