Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been in a drug rehabilitation center since Monday, according to a report from a New Orleans television station. Mathieu, who was widely considered to be a contender for the Heisman Trophy this year, was dismissed from the Tiger football team last week.
Fox 8 is reporting that Mathieu's adoptive father, Tryone Mathieu, says that the 20-year-old star cornerback and punt returner known as the "Honey Badger" has been at the Right Step recovery center and is being counseled by former NBA player John Lucas.
Tyrone Mathieu says his son is committed to restoring his health and won't play football until he is confident that his rehab is complete. That may rule out the possibility of Mathieu transferring to a school at the FCS level and playing this season, after which he would be eligible for the NFL draft.