According to WBRZ-TV, Mathieu along with Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryan were all arrested after police responded to a complaint at an apartment complex after Jefferson forced his way past security.
Police knocked on the door of an apartment belonging to Mathieu and reportedly immediately noticed the odor of marijuana. They got permission to search the apartment and discovered Jefferson, Hatcher and Bryant along with a marijuana grinder, a digital scale and 10 bags of high grade marijuana.
Mathieu and Jefferson were charged with simple possession of marijuana while Hatcher was charged with second offense simple possession of marijuana, and Bryant was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Jefferson, who was the starting quarterback for last season’s team and played in the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama, was reportedly back at school to finish getting his degree. He spent the past season playing football for Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
For the man known across the country as the Honey Badger, Mathieu’s path has been one of decent. He was kicked off the football team this year after he reportedly failed multiple drug tests. He was featured in a controversial profile by Sports Illustrated last week, where it was reported that he spent several weeks in a drug rehabilitation center.
He could have transferred to a lower-division school, but instead chose to continue his education at LSU with the hopes of playing for the Tigers next season. However, according to the report, Mathieu received extra benefits from a local night club that could threaten his eligibility to play collegiate football.
If Mathieu had any inclination of returning to collegiate football, you can bet his latest off the field incident will put an end to that idea. A pro career is possible however his checkered past could be too much to overcome.
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