“We extended ourselves personally and professionally to him,” LSU coach Les Miles said at a news conference Friday. “He has really improved and has a chance to take some steps as a person.”
Miles would not specify the reason Mathieu, who was suspended for a game last year for failing a drug test, was kicked off the team. “Both,” he said when asked if it was a team rule or a school rule. He said it was not a legal issue.
“I complied and agreed that it was right,” Miles said. “We’ll miss the guy. The football team’s got to go on. We’ll have to fill the void.”
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