Despite all of Mathieu’s publicized issues with drugs, not much was known about how much of an issue drugs were for Mathieu while he was at LSU. But thanks to a report by Jarrett Bell of USA Today, we now know that drugs were a big issue for Mathieu at LSU. So big that he failed at least 10 drug tests while playing for the Tigers.
Mathieu revealed this to at least one NFL team, who asked Mathieu point blank, “how many drug tests he failed before he was suspended in college.” And Mathieu didn’t just respond with at least 10, he responded with, “”I quit counting at 10. I really don’t know.”
[An assistant coach for the team] , who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to comment about the evaluation, doesn’t dump all of the blame on Mathieu. He points a finger at LSU.
“If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help,” the coach said.
This shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. College football is all about winning, which leads to money. Tyrann Mathieu was a big reason LSU won and thus made money. So it’s okay if he was on drugs.
It’s all a part of the collegiate athletics scam.