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'Honey Badger' and other ex-LSU players arrested for pot | College football
Officers found a marijuana grinder, digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Jefferson were among four ex-players arrested Thursday after police found them with marijuana at Mathieu's apartment, police said.
Lt. Don Kelly, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman, said officers were called to the apartment complex about 3:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint about a man forcing his way through the security gate before going to Mathieu's apartment.
"Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana and obtained consent from Mathieu to search the apartment," Kelly said.
Inside they found Jefferson and two other men — Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant — as well as a marijuana grinder, digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana. Kelly said seven of the bags were found inside Bryant's book bag.
Mathieu, a former Heisman Trophy finalist and cornerback known as the "Honey Badger," was dismissed from the Tigers in August for failing a drug test but had enrolled as a student at the school following two weeks of rehab under the care of former NBA player John Lucas. He had talked about possibly returning to the team for the 2013 season with two seasons of eligibility. He is also eligible to apply for the NFL draft in April.
Jefferson, the Tigers' former starting quarterback, had returned to Baton Rouge to finish his degree after playing with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
Boyd leads No. 14 Clemson to win
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tajh Boyd threw for a school-record 428 yards with five touchdown passes, Sammy Watkins added a school-record 202 yards receiving, and No. 14 Clemson routed Wake Forest 42-13 on Thursday night.
Boyd was 27 of 38 and connected with Watkins for three plays of 50 or more yards, including a 61-yarder for a score.
Watkins finished with eight catches and Boyd added touchdown throws of 9 yards to Brandon Ford, 12 yards each to Sam Cooper and DeAndre Hopkins, and 2 yards to Charone Peake.
The Tigers (7-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the first 35 points, including a four-touchdown second quarter, in their fourth consecutive victory and fourth straight in the series with the Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-4).
• Maryland quarterback Devin Burns is out for the season with a foot injury. That leaves true freshman Caleb Rowe to start this Saturday against Boston College. Rowe played one series last week.