LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) works out during NCAA college football practice in Baton Rouge, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. (AP Photo)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has dismissed Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu from its football program for violating school and team rules.
The junior defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger was a surprising Heisman Trophy candidate last season as the Tigers won the Southeastern Conference championship and reached the BCS title game. LSU lost the championship 21-0 to Alabama.
At a news conference Friday, coach Les Miles would not specify the reason Mathieu was kicked off the team.
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