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Twitterverse Fallout: LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu Suspended

LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been suspended. (Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire)

What a crazy day in Baton Rouge.

The Daily Reveille, the LSU student-run newspaper, first reported that Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu has been suspended for this weekend’s game against Auburn.

Mathieu, along with starting running back Spencer Ware and starting cornerback Tharold Simon, were suspended after they reporedly failed a drug test. The details are forthcoming.

It is feared by some that the suspension will span over four weeks, which would put the three starters out of the Nov. 5 showdown with Alabama.

The news spread all over LSU’s campus earlier this afternoon. Here’s some of the response on Twitter from members of the Baton Rouge, and national, media.

Account Title Tweet
@MichaelLKelly WBRZ (Baton Rouge) Sports Anchor/Reporter Ready for some irony? One form of synthetic marijuana is called Mad Hatter. Can’t make this stuff up. #LSU
@slewis1225 Tiger TV Sports Reporter These dudes selfish. Do they not realize what they’re on the brink of?
@AlecBordelon WBRZ (Baton Rouge) Here we go again LSU… Ugh
 @Rows_Flows The Daily Reveille Sports Editor Didn’t expect to wake up today and be on @finebaum by the afternoon. Crazy day. Reports that Simon could be third player involved.
 @DanWetzel Yahoo Sports National Columnist I, for one, am stunned a college kid nicknamed Honey Badger might’ve been involved w/recreational drugs
@perrynkeys The Advocate Sportswriter What a week for Baton Rouge. And we’ve still got a long way to go.
@ChrisInJoplin KSNF (Joplin) Sports Anchor/Reporter Poor Les just wants to win games and eat his grass.
 @TM7_Era (Tyrann Mathieu) LSU Cornerback If you don’t have anything positive to say just quit it, Life is a long test full of obstacles and split second choices..
@show_time24 (Tharold Simon) LSU Cornerback Man I love life and love the man who made me. #God bless

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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