Tyrann Mathieu And Family Blast Sports Illustrated, Says Story Was Fabricated
Yesterday we reported on allegations involving former Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu and whether or not his ability to return to the LSU program would be compromised due to a Sports Illustrated story that claims Mathieu received improper benefits.
Now the Mathieu family is fighting back in their own way.
According to Fox 8 New Orleans, Tyrann Mathieu and his family are saying the Sports Illustrated story is made up and as Sheila Mathieu claims, “ridiculous.”
They twisted things and cobbled together details from past articles because we wouldn’t sit down with them,” she told FOX 8 Sports. “We have always believed in being a tight-knit family. God first, family second, work and school third. That’s what Tyrann is doing now, and he’s on an avenue to success, making good grades and putting his life in order.”
“You have been consistently harassing Mr. Mathieu and his family regarding personal issues. Mr. Mathieu informed you that they have no desire to respond to your inquiries. Despite repeated assertions of this position… you have trespassed on the Mathieu’s property and otherwise violated their privacy… Demand is made that you cease and desist from any attempts at making contact with Mr. Mathieu or any member of his family.”