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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

LSU kicks “Honey Badger” to the curb

Big news out of LSU today as the Tigers — who host UW on Sept. 8 in Baton Rouge — have announced that star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been kicked off the team for a violation of team rules.

Mathieu, nicknamed the “Honey Badger,” would have been a junior this year and was generally acclaimed as the best cornerback in the country a year ago, winning first team All-American honors and the Chuck Bendarik Award as the best defensive player in the country. He’s also a standout returner, scoring two TDs on punt returns last season. He was also a Heisman finalist.

So obviously, a big loss for an LSU team expected to contend for the national title this season and something that will put a different wrinkle on UW’s trip there this season.

Redshirt freshman Jalen Collins is listed behind Mathieu on the depth chart.

Here’s an early story with details.

UPDATE AT NOON:

Here are a few more stories on this:

— ESPN.com’s Chris Low says LSU will persevere.

— SBNation looks at what’s next for LSU.

— Here’s the take from Pete Thamel at the New York Times.

— Finally, another ESPN.com writer says Mathieu’s selfishness caught up to him.

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