In a hastily called press conference Friday, LSU head coach Les Miles announced that Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed for undisclosed violations of team and school rules.

This isn’t the first time the All American cornerback and Bednarik Award winner known by the nickname Honey Badger has been in trouble. Mathieu and two of his teammates were suspended from the Auburn game after testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

“This is a very difficult day for our team,” Miles said. “We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences.

“It’s hard because we all love Tyrann. We will do what we can as coaches, teammates, and friends to get him on a path where he can have success. We are going to miss him.”

The junior defensive back was a surprising Heisman Trophy finalist last year, having scored four touchdowns for the Tigers — two on punt returns and two on fumble returns.

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