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Tyrann Mathieu: Pressure led to use

Updated: January 6, 2013, 5:39 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu says an October arrest for possession of marijuana is what enabled him to finally become honest with himself and turn a corner in his life.

Mathieu, who has been training for the NFL draft at a facility not far from where Monday's Discover BCS National Championship will be played, spoke with ESPN about his drug problem, self discovery and hitting rock bottom.

"Sitting in that jail cell, it clicked," an emotional ...

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