TEMPE, Arizona (AP) - Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed a four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
The team's third-round draft pick, Mathieu did not play last season after repeated off-field issues.
Nicknamed ``Honey Badger,'' Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011. He was kicked off LSU's team before the start of last season for failed drug tests. His image and NFL future took another hit a few weeks later when he and three former teammates were arrested on marijuana charges after police officers found 10 bags of pot and drug paraphernalia in his Baton Rouge apartment.
In two seasons at LSU, Mathieu recovered eight fumbles, returning two for touchdowns, forced 11 fumbles, made four interceptions and 133 tackles, and had six sacks. He returned two punts for score.

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