Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu knows he can’t hide his past from the NFL.
So he’s not going to try.
Matthieu said at the NFL Scouting Combine that he knows his troubled past will make his interviews with teams the most important thing he does.
“It’s not that I’m asking them to trust me now,” Mathieu said. “I’m just asking for them to give me an opportunity.”
Mathieu admitting to having been through rehab and counseling for the drug problems that marked his LSU departure. He said he woke up at 4 a.m. for a drug test today, and knows he cost himself “millions” with his past problems.
And he said that NFL teams will know all about that record when he meets with them.
“My best friend right now is honesty,” he said.
Mathieu said he hoped to run in the 4.4s when he did his 40 later this week, but being straight with teams will be crucial toward getting another chance.