(BATON ROUGE) — The Honey Badger won’t be playing football at LSU this season, but he will be on campus.
According to his adoptive father Tyrone, former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu will enroll at LSU on Tuesday.
Matheiu was kicked off the team by coach Les Miles for a violation of team rules. A source told ESPN that it was a substance-abuse violation.
“Tyrann is working on discipline, maturity and character,” Mathieu said when it was announced his son would not be playing football at all this season. “He’s making life adjustments.”
The Heisman finalist of a year ago is currently undergoing mentoring by former NBA player John Lucas, who has helped many athletes with life issues.
It is not clear whether the former Tiger would be able to play at LSU again someday, but his adoptive mother Shelia says his focus is off the field.
“Tyrann is a lot better, thank God,” she said. “He’s strengthening himself and he continues to do so. He’s focused on academics.”
Mathieu scored four touchdowns between punt returns and defense last year for LSU.
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