Planning for the future
Tyrann Mathieu must begin to repair his image if he wants a career in the NFL
Updated: August 12, 2012, 4:12 PM ETBy Gary Laney | GeauxTigerNation
BATON ROUGE, La. -- When he was a freshman going through a redshirt year at Florida State in 1996, Randy Moss tested positive for marijuana and, having already been in legal trouble for charges related to a high school brawl, was dismissed from the Seminoles team by FSU coach Bobby Bowden.
Moss landed at Marshall, then a Football Championship Subdivision program (or I-AA, as it was called then), and dominated. He tied Jerry Rice's I-AA single-season receiving touchdown record (28). He led the Thundering Herd to a Division I-AA national title. A couple of years later, Moss was in the NFL and his career, and life, were back on track.
Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesRandy Moss had off-the-field issues in college, but made some corrections and became one of the NFL's best receivers.
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