LSU Denied Jackson State, Southern Permission To Talk To Tyrann Mathieu, According To Reports

Tyrann Mathieu, better known as the Honey Badger, is having a hard time finding another football team to play for.

Mathieu was thrown off of the LSU Tigers last week after reportedly failing multiple drug tests. However, Mathieu is still eligible to play college football at the FBS level this season.

According to Travis Downey, Jackson State was denied permission to speak with Mathieu by LSU. In the same vein, the school has also not granted Southern access to Mathieu, per Mike McCall.

The Heisman Trophy finalist reportedly was looking for another opportunity at playing football next year with LSU, but that has been denied, reports ClarionLedger.com.

"He’s permanently ineligible to play football at LSU," said Bo Bahnsen, LSU’s senior associate athletic director for NCAA compliance. "That’s definite. That’s what was said Friday."

Head coach Les Miles reiterated that sentiment in his comments.

"Yeah, he will not be back," Miles said. "Things are spelled out that we can do. I can only tell you that we extended ourselves personally and professionally. We've extended this to the full length of the policy."

For more on Tyronn Mathieu and LSU football, please be sure to check out our blog And The Valley Shook along with SBNation.com.

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