Tyrann Mathieu is expected to announce Wednesday exactly what he plans to do during the upcoming season after being dismissed by the LSU football team Friday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting.
Citing an unnamed source close to Mathieu, the newspaper says that the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist known as "the Honey Badger" plans to transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA) school, where he would be immediately eligible to play.
If he transfers to a Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A) school, Mathieu would have to sit out a year before playing football. The 20-year-old defensive back is a junior this year and will be eligible for the NFL draft in April.
According to the Times-Picayune, Mathieu had visited only McNeese State as of Monday.
Mathieu was cut from the Tigers for breaking an athletic department rule. The Times-Picayune's source said multiple failed drug tests were the reason for the dismissal. Mathieu was suspended for a game last season after testing positive for synthetic marijuana.