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Former LSU Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu took exception to a USA Today report that he failed so many drug tests in college that ''I quit counting at 10.'' (Associated Press)<br>

Former LSU Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu took exception to a USA Today report that he failed so many drug tests in college that ''I quit counting at 10.'' (Associated Press)

Mathieu takes exception to USA Today report

Last Modified: Friday, April 12, 2013 7:59 PM

By Scooter Hobbs / American Press

Former LSU Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu took exception to a USA Today report that he failed so many drug tests in college that “I quit counting at 10.”

The story did not have a direct quote from Mathieu, but the newspaper quoted an unnamed NFL assistant coach as saying that was what Mathieu told him during an interview with the team.

Mathieu did not deny the quote, but in a statement released by LSU, he did take issue with the NFL assistant’s conclusion that “If he flunked 10 tests before they suspended him, it shows that he got no kind of help.”

“LSU has a strong drug testing program,” Mathieu said in the statement. “LSU went to great lengths to help me in my treatment and recovery.”

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva also defended the school’s drug testing program.

Mathieu was apparently angry that the assistant coach passed along the information that he thought was said in private to teams

“It is irresponsible and shows a lack of integrity for anyone to disclose medical information regardless of how it was gathered,” Mathieu’s statement said. “I would expect that conversations regarding my drug testing history during the course of my medical treatment would be private.”

He later said, “To publish those second-hand comments without being given a chance to address that comment prior to the publication of the article is irresponsible.”

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