Tyrann Mathieu’s college career at Louisiana State ended in a cloud of shame when he was kicked out of school for repeated marijuana use.
The "Honey Badger's" return to Louisiana on Sunday, however, reminded everybody why he once was a Heisman Trophy candidate in the state.
With New Orleans facing a third-and-10 on Arizona’s 29-yard line, Drew Brees attempted a long pass to Lance Moore. It was slightly overthrown, and Mathieu grabbed the first interception of his career.
Prior to Sunday’s game, Mathieu downplayed any notion he had something to prove in his homecoming game. Even though his team ultimately lost to the Saints 31-7, at least Mathieu reminded his critics he is still a great football player.