Report: Tyrann Mathieu checks into rehab

1:48 AM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has checked himself into a rehab center and will not play football this season, according to a report by WVUE-TV of New Orleans.

Mathieu, who was kicked off LSU's football team last Friday for a violation of the school's substance-abuse policy, has been at the Right Step recovery center in Houston since Monday.

He is being mentored by former NBA player and coach John Lucas.

As a sophomore last year, Mathieu became the first defensive back to be a Heisman finalist since 1997.

He is eligible to enter the 2013 NFL Draft and has two years of eligibility remaining.

 

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