Mathieu eager to get back on football field

Mathieu eager to get back on football field

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 06: Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the Louisiana State University Tigers talks to the media at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 6, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU and Alabama will play in the BCS National Championship on January 9th. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 24, 2013 at 5:44 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu says it's not the money he's chasing. He just wants to play football again.

The former Heisman Trophy finalist and LSU star is one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft. He's fast, tough and a big-time playmaker.

He's also been through drug rehab, arrested and spent last season on the sideline after coach Les Miles booted him off the team.

And he's telling everyone who will listen at this year's annual NFL scouting combine that his troubles are behind him and that he's rededicated himself to the game after spending a year away from it.

So his mission in Indianapolis is simple: convince NFL scouts that they should give him a second chance.

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