• John Lucas saw Tyrann Mathieu's potential

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 14, 2013
    Tyrann Mathieu could learn from some of the mistakes Lucas made. That's why he wanted to help Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu after he got into trouble at LSU. Lucas wouldn't speculate as to whether Tyrann Mathieu's penchant for marijuana was a college phase or an addiction. Afterward, Mathieu went back to LSU as a student with Lucas' blessing. The way Mathieu's rookie year is going, that proclamation doesn't seem so crazy. Mathieu, who became a household name for his great plays at LSU, his "Honey Badger" nickname and his personal troubles off the field that led to his suspension for the 2012 season, has had a great rookie year so far. He saw a young man with the talent to thrive in the NFL but he also saw a kid who needed guidance.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Sound FX: Tyrann Mathieu gets some encouragement from Ed Reed

      For a young defensive back like Arizona's Tyrann Mathieu, the quick exchange he had before Sunday's game must have been pretty cool. Houston safety Ed Reed, a sure Hall of Famer and one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, sought out rookie Mathieu …
      Source: yahoo.com

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