Tyrann Mathieu — aka “The Honey Badger” — has just been kicked off the LSU football team for violating team and school rules.
20-year-old Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011 … and was supposed to be a frontrunner for the award in 2012. In other words … the defensive back was considered one of the best players in college football.
LSU coach Les Miles is currently addressing the media … and has said:
“Tyrann Mathieu is no longer on our team. Violated team policies.”
Miles added, “Lost a quality person, enjoyed going to work with him … we”ll miss him.”
Les wouldn”t explain the nature of the violation, but said … “I can”t imagine he wouldn”t want to transfer and go play football.”
Honey Badger — who will be entering his junior year — was suspended for a game last season … after reportedly testing positive for synthetic marijuana.
It”s unclear if his dismissal is drug related.