Friday, August 10 2012 9:55 PM EDT2012-08-11 01:55:47 GMT
The shockwaves from the dismissal of Tyrann Mathieu has ripped through America's sports scene, but at the epicenter, Tiger fans continue to react to the news.Tiger fans have seen this before over the yearsMore >>
The shockwaves from the dismissal of Tyrann Mathieu has ripped through America's sports scene, but at the epicenter, Tiger fans continue to react to the news.More >>
Mathieu was dismissed from the LSU football team on Friday for violation of team policy.
"This is a very difficult day for our team," Miles said Friday at a news conference. "We lose a quality person, teammate and contributor to the program. However, with that being said, we have a standard that our players are held to and when that standard is not met, there are consequences.
"It's hard because we all love Tyrann. We will do what we can as coaches, teammates, and friends to get him on a path where he can have success. We are going to miss him."
The NFL draft is still an option for Mathieu, who would have to pay his own way if he stayed at LSU. His return to the Tigers in 2013 would have to get the approval of several levels at the university.