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Tyrann Mathieu

'Honey Badger' DROPPED

from LSU Football Team

8/10/2012 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyrann Mathieu -- aka "The Honey Badger" -- has just been kicked off the LSU football team for violating team and school rules.

20-year-old Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011 ... and was supposed to be a frontrunner for the award in 2012.  In other words ... the defensive back was considered one of the best players in college football.

LSU coach Les Miles is currently addressing the media ... and has said:

"Tyrann Mathieu is no longer on our team. Violated team policies."

Miles added, "Lost a quality person, enjoyed going to work with him ... we'll miss him."

Les wouldn't explain the nature of the violation, but said ... "I can't imagine he wouldn't want to transfer and go play football."

Honey Badger -- who will be entering his junior year -- was suspended for a game last season ... after reportedly testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

It's unclear if his dismissal is drug related.

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51 COMMENTS

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1.

Virtual Insanity    

Miles comment makes me think there was no legal action. So he can sign- and undoubtedly sign with a better school. Or at least a less humid school.

721 days ago
2.

CitySide    

His problems must be pretty bad if they're willing to let him go.

721 days ago
3.

ABB    

Honey badger don't care

721 days ago
4.

Brian Abent    

I imagine he won't be giving a **** about this

721 days ago
5.

kinga    

NFL time to join his hometown Saints then YMCM

721 days ago
6.

Who Knew    

He just lots a lot of $$$$$$, because he draft value just went down. I guess he'll only get to buy 5 cars instead of 6 before he goes bankrupt when he has been out of the league for 2 years, have blown thru millions.

721 days ago
7.

Bwoy dem    

The Honey Badger takes what it wants.

721 days ago
8.

Joey    

What a fool now he will have to wait another year before he can go to the NFL Stop smoking that crap and grow up

721 days ago
9.

DopeLikeCoke    

Weed can't be more important than a NFL contract. Can it?

721 days ago
10.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Honey Badger don't give a damn!!

721 days ago
11.

BamaShay    

They should have unloaded him last year when he popped positive for marinol. Instead they compromised the entire schools integrity to go after a national championship in football. He should try to transfer to Auburn, I understand they don't mind taking dirty players.

721 days ago
12.

RD    

Now that's a good coach, cutting a starter and star. It's sad that more schools don't do this to their athletes. Congrats to LSU.

721 days ago
13.

Kay    

Playng football should be the least of his worries, sounds like he needs help with a bigger problem. Sad to see anyone go down the wrong road. Another waste of talent.

721 days ago
14.

B.J McCord    

Hope he transfers to Texas..........

721 days ago
15.

JB    

I find it amazing that blac especially are willing to give up millions of dollars sometimes, and opportunites (aren't blacks ALWAYS saying they don't have the same opportunities and that's why they shoot each other, why dads rarely if ever support their own children with sometimes 4-5-6 baby mommas, and why they have to sell drugs or their bodies to survive) yet for that supposedly non-addicting marijuana? They HAVE to have it yet everyone says it should be legal. Here's a freakin clue right here it's a bigger problem. Sad

721 days ago
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