LSU Football 2012: Tyrann Mathieu Dismissed From The Team

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers congratulates Tyrann Mathieu #7 after Mathieu earned the MVP trophy in their 42-10 win over the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2011 SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football program, as it was announced by Les Miles on Friday.

LSU defensive back and Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu is no longer a member of the Tigers football team, as Les Miles confirmed in a press conference Friday afternoon. Miles would not say why Mathieu was dismissed from the team, but that it could be a "redirect that could benefit him greatly."

Mathieu had experienced some issues in this past year, even as he became a household name for college football fans across the country last season. The "Honey Badger" as he's been nicknamed, was suspended for a game last season for what rumored to be a drug related offense.

The reports indicated Mathieu was suspended for using synthetic marijuana, but LSU never confirmed these reports.

Joe Schad said before the press conference that people close to Mathieu were looking for a new place for him to play in 2012. That appears to be the case here.

For more details on the Tyrann Mathieu story, stick with SB Nation Houston.

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