Honey Badger Saga Plays Out Through Social Media - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Honey Badger Saga Plays Out Through Social Media

LAKE CHARLES (KPLC)- Since the Tyrann Mathieu story broke on Friday, reporters, bloggers and other media have run a frenzied race to be first with new information. But as 7 sports reporter Sam Gannon tells us, being first doesn't always mean being right.

The saga began last Friday in a traditional way, at a noon press conference.

"I really think this could be a redirect that would benefit him greatly," said LSU Head Coach Les Miles.@

Tyrann Mathieu was off the team and soon enough, the social media networks caught fire.Things got even crazier when Lake Charles took center stage. Former LSU teammate Josh Jasper tweeted this Friday afternoon.

Later Friday night, this picture surfaced on twitter, in what appeared to be Mathieu at the MSU Field House.

"It was a sudden thing and it was late at night and he came after he got permission from LSU, and we had a nice talk and we just kind of left it at that," said MSU Head Football Coach Matt Viator.

Things got even crazier on Monday when ESPN reported that Mathieu was considering a return to LSU in 2013.

Shortly after that, a local beat writer tweeted that an LSU compliance official had declared Mathieu permanently ineligable. But another LSU official said the school was not speculating on the Honey Badger's football future.

Let's move to Wednesday, day six of the Honey Badger saga. Jim Kleinpeter of the Times Picayune reported both Les Miles and Tyrann Mathieu met on Tuesday night.@

But, not so fast. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette issued two tweets, one denying the meeting altogether and two, stating Miles never told Mathieu to move on with his career.

So, as of now, there's very little fact and a whole lot of fiction, regarding Mathieu's next move. Is the Honey Badger coming to McNeese? Stay tuned, the answer could be one tweet away. @

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