Tyrann Mathieu who was dismissed from the LSU football team this summer will enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Mathieu released a statement today:
“After much thought and reflection, I have decided to forego my remaining college eligibility. It is my intention to apply to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. It is time for me to move forward.
“I am indebted to my parents, Tyrone & Shiela, and my family for their love, support and guidance. To coach Miles and the LSU football family, I say thank you for the opportunity and support you have given me over the years. I am sorry that I was not able to complete my journey at LSU, but I will always support LSU in any way I can. To my teammates, you are my brothers. You have kept me going. I will do my best to make you all proud of me. Stay strong and play hard.
“Finally, to the fans of Tiger nation. Each time I walked down the hill and ran out of the tunnel in Tiger Stadium, the love and support that you gave me and my teammates was overwhelming, I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for the continued support that you have shown to me and my family.
“I am committed to tackling my personal issues and will work to better myself everyday as a man first and only then as a football player. I will always consider myself an LSU Tiger.