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LSU kicks Tyrann Mathieu off team

Updated: August 10, 2012, 9:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's dismissal of 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu from its football program on Friday came after the cornerback's repeated violations of LSU's substance abuse policy for athletes, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.

Mathieu was suspended for a game last year for failing a drug test, and he had been undergoing counseling throughout the spring and summer, the source said.

At a news conference on Friday, LSU coach ...

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