Mathieu: "Best friend right now is honesty"

Tyrann Mathieu, former LSU CB

INDIANAPOLIS-- Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu believes he is personally more equipped for the NFL stage now than ever before. "I know what it's like to not have football; I know what it's like to be humiliated," he said in front of hundreds at the NFL Scouting Combine. "To go back down that road? Not a chance in my lifetime." He talks inside.

"My best friend right now is honesty. I want to be as open as possible. I want people to trust me. I hold myself accountable," said Mathieu.

"I know what it's like to not have football, and not to be the center of attention, and I know what it's like to be humiliated. To go back down that road? Not a chance in this world. Not a chance in my lifetime again. But every day is a process. I'm not saying I'm totally there. But I'm taking strides every day to be the best person Tyrann can be.''

He noted he is still undergoing counseling, and has turned to mentors like former Tigers Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne, and Jets' Darelle Revis, for guidance through the transition.

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