Tyrann Mathieu has a checkered past. The Arizona Cardinals know it and they drafted the former Louisiana State safety in the third round of last week's NFL draft anyway.
But they're not naive. The team will try to protect itself by taking such steps as frequent random drug tests and no guaranteed money in his contract.
Hold on. What was that last part again?
No guaranteed money?
Yeah, it turns out the Cardinals aren't going to be able to slip that one past Mathieu's agent, Pat Lawlor.
"Ridiculous," Lawlor told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Monday. "Not going to happen. We had no contract discussion with them."
Lawlor is said to have contacted the Cardinals later that night to discuss the situation.
Mathieu failed multiple drug tests at LSU and was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession last October. So the player known as the Honey Badger and his agent say they have no problem with random tests by the Cardinals, even if they occur as often as once a week.