Night in jail changed Tyrann Mathieu

A little more than a year ago, the Cardinals safety made a commitment to football

Originally Published: November 13, 2013
By Josh Weinfuss | ESPN.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The man we see today, with the blond streak down the center of his head, with the wide, toothy smile and an NFL jersey covering a tattooed torso rebuilt with muscle, isn't the same man who sat in a prison cell in East Baton Rouge Parish, La., for a night a little more than a year ago.

That night changed Tyrann Mathieu's life.

He thought he had lost football and decided he didn't want to be a garbage man for the rest of his life. While looking at the others in the ...

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