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Mathieu mentored by Revis; on Jets' radar?
Tyrann Mathieu’s tour of contrition has begun.
The former LSU cornerback is making the rounds at this year’s Senior Bowl, expressing his desire to get his football life back on track. He was a rising star in Baton Rouge, winning the Chuck Bednarik Award (given to the best defensive player in college football) during a 2011 season that ended with a 21-0 beatdown from Alabama in the National Championship Game.
Mathieu, nicknamed “Honey Badger” during his college career, also was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. But he was dismissed from the football team and eventually left the university.
Mathieu told The Montgomery Advertiser, among others, that he has been counseled by Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis and former LSU teammate Patrick Peterson. And now, Mathieu hopes NFL teams realize he’s learned his lesson.
The Jets, according to the New York Post, met with him Monday during the Senior Bowl.
“This is my last shot,” Mathieu said. “You’ve got to learn when to do things and when not to do things, when to party and when not to party. Every day is football. That's the biggest thing I got out of it. I'm just ready to live a football life."