Ex-LSU star Mathieu attends Senior Bowl practice
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Former LSU star Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu is at the Senior Bowl attempting to repair his image and convince NFL teams he has changed his ways.
The 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist was just a spectator Monday, watching exteammate Lavar Edwards and the rest of the Senior Bowl’s South team practice. But Mathieu hopes to meet with interested NFL teams during his trip.
Mathieu knows he doesn’t have room for more missteps off the field and said he’ll understand if team officials react with skepticism.
“They have every right to do that,” Mathieu said. “I’m not really looking forward to people trusting me today or tomorrow. Trust takes time, especially when you’ve done a lot of things for people not to be able to trust you. It may take two years. It may take five years, it may take until I’m 30 years old for people to start trusting Tyrann again. But the truth is, I’m doing the right things and just looking forward to being a football player.”