Reports today from ESPN’s Joe Schad suggest that Tyrann Mathieu is talking to LSU officials to see if he could remain at LSU for the school semester and try to work his way back onto the field for Coach Miles and the Tigers in 2013. Mathieu would be required to completely miss out on any and all football related activities for this season if he were to stay on campus.
Mathieu would be forced to pay his own tuition at LSU if he chose to stay because his scholarship was also revoked after the report of yet another failed drug test from the former Heisman candidate.
Mathieu does still have a redshirt season available and does have two more years of eligibility left in college. Mathieu has however seen interest from colleges such as McNeese State, Prairie View A&M and Jackson State.
I think weather or not he stays at LSU this shows just how much respect Miles receives from his players and also how much these players want to play for him. The other thing this could do for Tyrann is show the NFL that he is not looking for the quick fix here or the easy way out, that he is willing to accept the punishment and work even harder to earn his way back onto the field. This could potentially help his draft stock if and when that day comes.