Thursday morning head coach Les Miles was guest on NFL AM. He said he stands by LSU's drug testing program, but he does not know how many drug tests Mathieu had failed.
"I don't really have the numbers there," Miles said. "I would be remiss to comment on number. I can tell you this: We have tested, re-tested, completely tested and tested twice in weeks at times. So just because there's a number reported, I don't know if that would be low or high, to be honest with you, and I can only tell you that it was based on our ability to treat and help. And so I don't really know exactly what Ty's specifics were, but I stand by our policy, and it really did help, in some way, identify a problem."
It should be noted that it has typically been Miles' policy not to comment on team personnel matters and this might very well have been the case with Thursday's interview.
Last week Director of Athletics Joe Alleva also expressed confidence in LSU's substance abuse program.
"LSU has a strong substance abuse program that tries to identify and assist in the treatment and long term recovery process of drug use and abuse, and it is a program we would put up against any in the country," Alleva said. "Once a substance abuse problem is identified, LSU is diligent in tracking those individuals over extended periods of time with frequent testing and engages them in meaningful opportunities for support through counseling and substance abuse treatment."
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:19 GMT
Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season...
Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after...
Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:45 GMT
Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:40:52 GMT
Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia...
Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field.