Violating team rules is cause for dismissal from the squad, but Honey Badger don’t care. Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu, better known as Honey Badger, done got his ass cut by coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers, and he better start carin’.
A cover corner — think about it. Let’s consider the idea that he goes to Penn State to bolster a very seriously deficient defensive secondary. That’s a longshot because of NCAA rules that seem to always go against Penn State. He can start playing right away if he moves down to a Division II school, but he would have to sit out a year if he made a lateral transfer. He has two years of eligibility.
Ray Ratto, the San Francisco sports writer, thinks that it is possible that Mathieu could get a waiver to play for Penn State. But his tweet seemed a bit facetious:
Let’s see if this rumor can get some traction: Tyrann Mathieu to Penn State on special waiver . . . in three . . . two . . . one
Hasn’t seemed to gain much traction.
But what about it? Let’s say that such waivers could be arranged. In the past, Penn State’s conservatism would have precluded even looking Honey Badger’s way. What about now? Would having one of the best cornerbacks in the country be enough to offset his flamboyance and free spirit? We don’t know what his violation of team policy was, but it must have been pretty serious for LSU to dump this caliber player. Would Honey Badger want Penn State?
What do y’all think?