LSU fans "disappointed" and "not shocked" by former players' arr - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

LSU fans "disappointed" and "not shocked" by former players' arrests

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU is just over a week away from by far its biggest game of the season, as top-ranked Alabama rolls into Baton Rouge and once again, the football team is dealing with some negative publicity.

Tyrann Mathieu, Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant were arrested on drug charges Thursday.

Even though the former Tigers no longer suit up in purple and gold on Saturdays, fans were still passionate in their reaction. 

Word of the arrests quickly became common knowledge at Walk-On's Bar and Grill, with some folks disappointed and others not surprised to hear the news.

"It just shows I can get kicked off once and say I will get help and get in trouble for it again and it's alright," said Joshua Ashcraft. "People just don't seem to get it." 

"It gives us a negative image," said Garrett Remson. "We're trying to bounce back from all the negative and it happens again." 

Most of the reaction from people centered on former defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, who just months after being kicked off the football team for failing a drug test, is now once again charged with drug possession. 

"He was going to be a pro and he threw it all away over weed," said Dylan Viola.

"He threw away his college career and probably threw his first round pick," added Brand Applewhite. "He should have had an eye opener, but I guess not." 

Still others remained optimistic the former players can bounce back from this run-in with the law. 

"It's a sad thing that happened, but it's life and you live and you learn and that's it," said Lionell Sellers.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

    Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:59:39 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.

    More >>

    Children in Hattiesburg and surrounding areas were able to get free dental care during Kool Smiles 4th annual "Sharing Smiles Day" Sunday morning.

    More >>
  • The Flower Bed Nursery hosts 3rd annual Family Day

    The Flower Bed Nursery hosts 3rd annual Family Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:49:25 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The Flower Bed Nursery in Lumberton hosted its 3rd annual spring Family Day Sunday, May 20.

    More >>

    The Flower Bed Nursery in Lumberton hosted its 3rd annual spring Family Day Sunday, May 20.

    More >>
  • USM's Tori Bowie wins 100m title at Adidas Boost Boston Games

    USM's Tori Bowie wins 100m title at Adidas Boost Boston Games

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:51:14 GMT
    On Sunday, Tori Bowie won the 100m race at the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games. (Photo Source: Adidas Boost Boston Games)On Sunday, Tori Bowie won the 100m race at the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games. (Photo Source: Adidas Boost Boston Games)

    With a run time of 11:05, Torie Bowie is the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games 100m champion. The race took place Sunday just after 2:00 p.m. on Charles Street in Boston.  "I was really excited about the race," said Bowie just moments after her win.  There's no stopping @toribowie! After her world record 150m last year, she takes the win in the 100m this year. 11.05 for Bowie FTW.#TakeChargeBoston pic.twitter.com/9HSdeWcTn8 — adidas Boost Boston (@a...

    More >>

    With a run time of 11:05, Torie Bowie is the 2018 Adidas Boost Boston Games 100m champion. The race took place Sunday just after 2:00 p.m. on Charles Street in Boston.  "I was really excited about the race," said Bowie just moments after her win.  There's no stopping @toribowie! After her world record 150m last year, she takes the win in the 100m this year. 11.05 for Bowie FTW.#TakeChargeBoston pic.twitter.com/9HSdeWcTn8 — adidas Boost Boston (@a...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly