Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu apparently has been carrying a grudge for four years and he shared it with the world on Saturday.
Mathieu became the highest paid safety in the NFL when he signed a $62.5 million deal with Arizona this week and he apparently wanted to discuss his success with sportswriter Sean Glennon of the Providence Journal.
As Alysha Tsuji at For The Win reported, Mathieu called out Glennon on Twitter when he realized the writer had blocked him on the social media outlet. Mathieu alleges in his post about it that Glennon did him no favors four years ago when he was trying to enter the NFL after having been kicked off the LSU team by coach Les Miles a year earlier for multiple failed drug tests.
So the guy who said I would be a bust 4 years ago, urged teams not to draft me blocked me,you too old for that man! pic.twitter.com/zSrc5UQhOj
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) August 6, 2016
Let it be known that Mathieu has a long memory and he’s not worried about calling out those who doubt him. Unfortunately, this seems to be a case of two professionals allowing things to get personal somewhere along the way.
Why would any #NFL team even entertain the notion of risking a draft pick on Tyrann Mathieu at this point? XFL personality; XFL talent.
— Sean Glennon (@SeanGlennon) April 24, 2013
To be fair to Glennon, Mathieu had blown through several second chances at LSU before finally being kicked off the team in 2012 and there were real questions about his character when he entered the draft in 2013. But he has proven himself to be one of the elite defensive backs in the league and was rewarded for that with a huge payday.
As of Saturday evening, Glennon had not responded to Mathieu or any of the dozens of people who followed Mathieu’s lead in reminding the writer about how he clearly got this one wrong.