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Not expected to be a first-rounder, Mathieu’s still partying


Maybe Tyrann Mathieu was sick.

Or maybe he knows something we don’t.

The LSU cornerback, who skipped a pair of visits last week due to illness, is planning on celebrating Thursday night, though no one really expects him to be chosen until Friday.

Mathieu tweeted out an invitation/flier for his draft party in New York Thursday night, which reads: “For 1st round draft pick Tyrann Mathieu, AKA Honey Badger of LSU.”

Now, this wouldn’t be the first time a flier for an athlete’s party contained information the athlete himself wasn’t aware of. These things are drawn up by promoters who are looking to attract a crowd.

And while he’s tried to distance himself from the college nickname — as well as his college drug suspensions — Honey Badger is an easy hook for someone making an ad.

And there’s also the not-insignificant fact that few have him pegged as a first-rounder.

So he’s either planning a party that might might turn into a pumpkin before midnight, or he’s just feeling confident and throwing a party.

There’s nothing insidious about that, in and of itself. But for a guy working to sell a new image, it might not have been the one he wanted to present.

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53 Responses to “Not expected to be a first-rounder, Mathieu’s still partying”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Apr 24, 2013 1:07 PM

    “I was hacked.”

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 24, 2013 1:09 PM

    He’s going to look great in Burgundy and Gold. Getting football and life lessons from DeAngelo Hall. #TheRedskinsareafamily

  3. angelogiaquinto18 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:12 PM

    Good way to start the image makeover! Please stay away from this guy Vikings!

  4. floratiotime says: Apr 24, 2013 1:13 PM

    For a guy whose draft stock has been downgraded over ‘character issues’ … there’s nothing like a good party to make NFL teams feel better about you.

  5. rodge1 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:15 PM

    He must’ve made some really good money at LSU to afford this party.

  6. seaeagle707 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:16 PM

    This is all beginning to sound very orchestrated (as in rep promotion). It makes one wonder if maybe, just maybe, the Honey Boy isn’t all that his stats say that he should be. So he plays an “aloofness” game. Kind of Greta Garbo-ish, “I vant to be alone.” Make the teams come to him on his terms. “I’m so fantastic that the draft is only a mere formality that I needn’t bother myself with.” Or somesuch.

    I said that he had DIVA written all over him. I stand by that analysis.

  7. joejags28 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:17 PM

    I can’t wait for the twitter 2 step authentication to start, so the excuse “I’ve been hacked” can not be used anymore……even though he hasn’t actually claimed that yet…….but it may be coming…..

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 24, 2013 1:18 PM

    If some team in the NFL can draft Tebow in the 1st round, then it’s possible that somebody could draft Mathieu in the 1st round. NFL history is loaded with countless examples of legendary reaches. These teams are very slow to learn and evolve, and the scouting talent in football is more suspect than in any other sport. There are some total nuts out there.

  9. bucrightoff says: Apr 24, 2013 1:18 PM

    Lol Tyrann Mathieu, with Raheem Morris as his position coach? Just pencil him in for 10 failed drug tests a year.

  10. skns2thend says: Apr 24, 2013 1:19 PM

    So sure of himself??? He’ll be one that gets in the NFL, and will either not be able to handle the game that comes with it, or he just won’t be able to maintain the competitiveness that the NFL requires. Shocked if he is picked in the first 20.

  11. vik3z says: Apr 24, 2013 1:19 PM

    football and life lessons from deangelo fall? HAHA


  12. pickensclause says: Apr 24, 2013 1:20 PM

    “For 7th round draft pick Tyrann Mathieu, AKA Mister Irrelevant of LSU.”


  13. Lev says: Apr 24, 2013 1:21 PM

    Tyrann’s size will keep him out of the first round, and his character concerns will keep him out of most of the second. Look at what supposed character issues did to Vontaze Burfict, and even Ryan Mallett.

    And if the Redskins draft anyone but DJ Swearinger in the 2nd or 3rd I’ll be pretty disappointed.

  14. explosionsauce says: Apr 24, 2013 1:22 PM

    How dare he celebrate extravagantly.

  15. 81buckeye says: Apr 24, 2013 1:23 PM

    Please God, No. The Redskins do not need to bring this guy in. They have had like six players suspended for drug use in the last two years. No need to have this guy around. Not a good fit.

  16. cptkickurass says: Apr 24, 2013 1:27 PM

    Re-tweeted by Bryant McKinnie

  17. skns2thend says: Apr 24, 2013 1:30 PM

    Don’t forget the cowboys, “Lev”. They love character issues. After all, it’s a fact that 85% of the Dallas team has criminal records.

  18. richcranium2112 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:30 PM

    Time for Schwartz and the Lions to step up to bar! The Detroit police blotter needs publicity!

  19. blackngold4life says: Apr 24, 2013 1:33 PM

    This kid may not go untill Saturday ..Complete moron!

  20. mvp43 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:33 PM

    Denial is the first step………

  21. seanx40 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:37 PM

    “With the 172nd pick, the Oakland Raiders select….”

  22. keylimelight says: Apr 24, 2013 1:39 PM

    rodge1 says: Apr 24, 2013 1:15 PM

    He must’ve made some really good money at LSU to afford this party.

    Nike or UnderArmor or some sportswear company has probably lined up a deal with Mathieu. Endorsement money is gonna rain down on him whichever team picks him. (His agent is licking his chops.)

    First round? Hype. But I can see him being snapped up in the second round.

  23. inyofaceagain says: Apr 24, 2013 1:43 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Apr 24, 2013 1:09 PM

    He’s going to look great in Burgundy and Gold. Getting football and life lessons from DeAngelo Hall. #TheRedskinsareafamily



  24. jimmyt says: Apr 24, 2013 1:45 PM

    Doubt it was him. He no longer goes by “Honey Badger”. In fact he shuns it.

  25. inyofaceagain says: Apr 24, 2013 1:45 PM


    Yeah DeAngelo Hall is on this huge pedestal. Who woundn’t want life lessons from DeAngelo Hall? HAHAHAHA That is too funny!

  26. b3nz0z says: Apr 24, 2013 1:52 PM

    wow we sure expect a lot from a bunch of twenty year olds

  27. barneyrumble says: Apr 24, 2013 1:53 PM

    This guy seems to think he is Leon Sandcastle and the League should revolve around him. I think both the player and the team that does draft him in the 3rd on, will both get eye opening experiences and neither experience will end well. Just sayin’…

  28. justintuckrule says: Apr 24, 2013 1:55 PM

    Once JPP indoctrinates him in the tub and LSU alum Corey Webster takes him under his wing, the Honey Badger will be a perfect fit across from the Prince for the next 10 years.

  29. ohnothatguy says: Apr 24, 2013 1:57 PM

    1st rd? Going on friday? Lol he is going to be in that club for a while bc no one will call his name. He is undersized and to many headaches, this isnt randy moss or even tebow. Moss was a pure baller and even though tebow may not be a qb he is a football player

  30. chilomane says: Apr 24, 2013 1:59 PM

    I just got my espn the mag with him on the cover saying how he wasn’t the honey badger and life lessons blah blah blah.I hope he succeeds not off to great start.

  31. jintsfan says: Apr 24, 2013 2:02 PM

    He should’ve included an ad for his PFA party. That’s what should happen to hi draft status.

  32. upperdecker19 says: Apr 24, 2013 2:05 PM

    Is Vince Young invited?

  33. wtfchiefs says: Apr 24, 2013 2:08 PM

    This proves, without a doubt, that he is ready for the NFL.

    This is how it works right?
    A) Get drafted, play in the NFL
    B) Party, blow all your money while playing.
    C) Retire.
    D) Go bankrupt.
    E) Sue the NFL.

    He has only chosen to Do A after B, and most likely will do B after A again. He’s just showing how prepared he is, that’s all.

  34. mrwrightsdad says: Apr 24, 2013 2:09 PM

    What luck, I can’t attend I will be attending Tim Tebow’s party, ‘Future hall of fame NFL QB’ hosted by Sean Salisbury

  35. nflfollower says: Apr 24, 2013 2:12 PM

    Early 3rd round—-ain’t no party like a DEEEtroit party!

  36. 11inthebox says: Apr 24, 2013 2:26 PM

    @ explosionsauce who says:

    How dare he celebrate extravagantly.

  37. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 24, 2013 2:26 PM

    blackandbluedivision says: Apr 24, 2013 1:07 PM

    “I was hacked.”
    No. I can tell you exactly what happened– my girlfriend is Persian, (so yes, they own three nightclubs and all druve hummers- literally. Stereotypes exist for a reason) so I’ve ended up learning more about owning nightclubs than anybody could ever want to know. Clubs pay athletes just to make an appearance at events– the club plasters Facebook and Twitter with advertisements about that weekend’s celebrity, that creates buzz, and buzz sells twice as many drinks as they normally would on a Thursday. This almost certainly wasn’t Mathieu’s idea, he was definitely not involved in the advertising process, and he may not even show up for more than ten minutes.

  38. fwbrodie says: Apr 24, 2013 2:28 PM

    Can he play? I’ll take him.

  39. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 24, 2013 2:34 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Apr 24, 2013 1:09 PM

    He’s going to look great in Burgundy and Gold. Getting football and life lessons from DeAngelo Hall. #TheRedskinsareafamily
    This guy has jumped the shark, how is he still being taken seriously? I mean if a Cincy fan started talking about how Pacman Jones could teach a rookie about money management, nobody would believe that he was actually a Bengals fan, or wasn’t being sarcastic.

    Voices isn’t even trying anymore, how can anybody still believe this guy isn’t just a troll trying to make Redskins fans look stupid?

  40. boobsmcgoo says: Apr 24, 2013 2:42 PM

    I am doubting the authenticity of this alleged party. I also doubt Mathieu will be anywhere near New York on draft night.

  41. seaeagle707 says: Apr 24, 2013 2:57 PM

    Who’s going to host this party? Ryan Leaf? Piers Morgan? Tommy Chong?

  42. kev86 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:10 PM

    smurfette with baggage. not on my list.

  43. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:16 PM

    thats gonna be a long 3 plus day party, they better have the fire dept on stand by, cause its gonna be a smoke out, snoop lion, whiz, devin da dude are all invited to the honey badgers “undrafted free agent party”

  44. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:17 PM


    did he really say he will learn from deangelo hall? hahahaha this guy must be a crack baby

  45. bigkountry24 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:34 PM

    Come on Tyrann!! I hope this wasnt you my friend. We want you to come to join the DCNation but you have got to tighten up bro!

    True burgundy/Gold for life!

  46. rebbel31 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    Vince Young knows a good party coordinater

  47. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:49 PM

    he better save his money, most late picks get a low signing bonus and yr agent gets a percentage of that and taxes and other fees, so dont ball too hard there honey badger

  48. lawrinson20 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:56 PM

    He bought a bunch of drugs with LSU money. How much drugs can he afford with NFL money?

    Whomsoever drafts this ‘person’ is just asking for it. Which stooge will step forward?

    Does the NFLPA allow for ‘contingency contracts?’ You get paid ONLY IF…? This cat’s going to need a ton of conditions attached to him.

  49. jh500 says: Apr 24, 2013 3:58 PM

    Why not take this kid in the 1st round? Its not like this draft is loaded with great talent.

  50. prmpft says: Apr 24, 2013 4:31 PM

    he should go to Detroit – there seems to be a pattern forming there which may be to his liking…

  51. adambballn says: Apr 24, 2013 4:49 PM

    Honey Badger don’t care!

  52. ridnaway says: Apr 24, 2013 4:56 PM

    Mike Brown is frothing at the mouth…… “$10.00 an hour young fella?”

  53. raidergreg2000 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:09 PM

    What a loser!

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