Don’t bother to show up for Thursday night’s draft party for cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
Mathieu has announced that the party has been canceled.
“There will be no party for Tyrann Mathieu!!” the player formerly (and possibly still currently, based on the party invitation) known as the Honey Badger declared earlier today via Twitter. The cancellation came after Mathieu tweeted an image of the invitation and later claimed that he didn’t approve the obvious reference in the invitation to Mathieu being a first-round draft pick.
It’s wise to cancel the party, for several reasons. First, it’s presumptuous and unseemly to celebrate an ascension to the NFL that will come with a whimper, thanks to an inability to stay away from marijuana. Second, the decision to schedule and publicize the party ultimately gives Mathieu less reason to party, because it only will hurt his draft stock.
Indeed, it’s been a rough week for Mathieu, whom many believe simply doesn’t get it and never will.
That doesn’t mean he won’t be drafted. Surely, there’s a coach with the equity to take a flyer and the ego to think he can turn Mathieu around. It nevertheless remains painfully obvious that Mathieu desperately needs to be turned around.