LSU head coach Les Miles said he would miss his former Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu when he announced his dismissal from the team. It is unclear why Mathieu has been dismissed, but it suspected that it could be drug related, as his trouble has been in the past.
Last season, Mathieu was suspended for a game, reportedly for using synthetic marijuana, though reports were never confirmed by the team. If Mathieu was dismissed for a third drug related offense, it would have NCAA implications because he would be ineligible to play in 2012 for any school.
Here's some of what Miles had to say at the press conference:
"This is a very difficult day for our team," Miles said. "We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences.
"It's hard because we all love Tyrann. We will do what we can as coaches, teammates, and friends to get him on a path where he can have success. We are going to miss him."