Tyrann Mathieu says honesty is his best friend and weed cost him millions

Tyrann  Mathieu doesn’t want to be known as “Honey Badger” anymore. He also wants to show you that’s he’s not the same person who was thrown out of Louisiana State last August.

People question if Mathieu and his sobriety is legit, or just a temporary fix to get him into the NFL. At the Combine, scouts woke Mathieu up at 4AM Sunday morning to drug test him and later asked a series of questions regarding how explosive he could be on the field.

Mathieu has come to the realization that his addiction to marijuana cost him “millions” because he was once projected as a possible first-round draft pick.

“I hold myself accountable for everything I’ve done,” he said on Sunday. “This past year has been tough, but at the end of the day, I want them to know I’m a football player. I’m not totally asking them to trust me right now. But what I am asking is for them to give me the opportunity to play the game again. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on it, especially without football. It’s really given me a different outlook on life.”

I thought [the] bottom was when I got kicked out of school,” Mathieu said. “When I got arrested in October [for marijuana possession], that was a different bottom. So, I decided to go to rehab. I just wasn’t going to it for publicity or because my school told me to go. I actually wanted to get my problem corrected.”

“My best friend right now is honesty,” Mathieu said. “I want to be as open as possible because I’m trying to rebuild my trust. I know what it’s like not to have football. I know what it’s like to not be the center of attention. I know what it’s like to be humiliated. To go back down that road? Not a chance in the world.”

Guess we’ll have to wait and see if the NFL believes his story and willing they are to take a chance on him.