Kevin C. Cox
The Honey Badger took too much of what he wanted.
Per WAFB, Tyrann Mathieu, Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant were all arrested today at 3:30 p.m. CST, for "marijuana-related offenses."
Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Hatcher was charged with 2nd Offense Simple Possession of Marijuana and Bryant was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Baton Rouge police later confirmed. All four men will be booked into to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Mathieu's "road to recovery," including a stay in rehab and personal mentoring by John Lucas, are now well-documented. Though Les Miles remains mum on the subject, it seemed possible that Mathieu could be allowed back onto the team by next spring if he continued down the straight and narrow and kept his personal life and academics in order. This arrest would seem to all but end any potential return.
Though no current players were arrested, arrests for players so near to the team are never good for the state of the program.