Arizona Cardinals' Drafting "Honey Badger" Tyrann Mathieu: Yay or Nay?

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In the third round of the NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals picked the "Honey Badger," Tyrann Mathieu, a former LSU defender who has apparently never scored higher than an "F" on a drug test.

It probably wasn't an unexpected move, as Cards cornerback Patrick Peterson is buddy-buddy with Mathieu, but that's not to say that the move makes sense to everyone.

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Mathieu reportedly failed 10 drug tests while at LSU -- before he lost count, so he doesn't even know how many drug tests he failed.

Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011, was kicked off the LSU team last season, reportedly after one of those failed drug tests, but Mathieu said he was going to rehab.

Two months later, in October, Mathieu was arrested for marijuana possession -- an arrest that came with a pretty pathetic narrative.

Also, before the draft, there were reports that Mathieu skipped out on meetings with a couple teams.

As far as things that are actually related to playing football go, he was pretty damn good, although he didn't even play last year.

According to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, the Cardinals "will randomly drug test Mathieu as often as weekly after he signs his NFL contract," and his money won't be guaranteed, so he'll have to pass the drug tests to make the cash.

What do you think? Did the Cardinals make a good move in drafting Mathieu?

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Shocked that the Cardinals actually drafted this guy...if he works out, great, but honestly he sounds like a train wreck waiting to happen. At least he's not getting any guaranteed money that would be pissed down the drain if (more like when) he flunks a drug test. In the past, the Cardinals didn't bother with players who had off-the-field issues; Old Man Bidwill wouldn't stand for it. I guess this means that the old man is no longer calling the shots and the new generation has taken over...not that it matters either way. The Cardinals still suck.

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