2012 was a rough year for Tyrann Mathieu. After getting kicked off the LSU football team for violating school and team rules in August, Mathieu - and three former Tigers players - were arrested on drug charges two months later. Then, with no return to college football within sight, Honey Badger decided to enter the NFL draft.

So, in an effort to repair his image and show that he's a changed man, Mathieu spoke with ESPN's Joe Schad about missing the entire 2012 LSU season and his marijuana use. Check out a section of the emotional interview above.

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[via ESPN]