Troubled former LSU Tigers star defensive back Tyrann ‘Honey Badger’ Mathieu was arrested today, along with three other former Tigers, in his apartment after police officers searched it and found 10 bags of high grade marijuana.
The other former Tigers arrested included BCS Championship starting QB Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant.
WAFB: At approximately 3:30pm Thursday, officers were dispatched to an apartment at 262 West State in Baton Rouge in reference to a complaint about a man attempting to force his way in to the complex through a security gate, police said. According to police news release: The man was confronted by a maintenance worker and words were exchanged. Before officers arrived the man had been let into the complex by a resident and was seen going into an apartment. When officers went to the apartment and knocked on the door it was answered by the resident, Tyrann Mathieu, age 20, police said.
“Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana and obtained consent from Mathieu to search the apartment”, a police news release said. “Inside they found three other men, including the one who had allegedly tried to force his way through the gate. He was identified as Jordan Jefferson,” police said. Police said the other two men were identified as Bryant and Hatcher.
Mathieu, known affectionately as the ‘Honey Badger,’ was kicked off the LSU team earlier this year for reported repeat failed drug tests. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year.
Mathieu and JeffersonÂ were charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, HatcherÂ was charged with 2ndÂ Offense Simple Possession of Marijuana and BryantÂ was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Baton Rouge police later confirmed. Â All four men will be booked into to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Some reports had it stated that Mathieu hoped to return to the Tigers next season after cleaning up his act. After his arrest today there is no way he will be back on the Tigers football team. Â He might have even cost himself a legitimate spot in the NFL.