NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS

Inmates talked the “Honey Badger” out of suicide

People look inmates as bad individual(s), but if it was not for the inmates in the cell of Tyrann Mathieu the former LSU Heisman Trophy hopeful, he could be dead.

“I’m sitting in that jail cell thinking, ‘I don’t know if I want to go back out there and face the music,’ ” he said. “I didn’t know how I was going to commit suicide in the cell, but that was the direction my life was heading.”
Unexpectedly encouraging words stopped him.

“Believe it or not, my cellmates were encouraging me, telling me I was a good football player; telling me I don’t need to be thinking about this,” Mathieu said. “That’s probably why I really didn’t do it, but there was an actual moment where I was thinking about, and I’ll never forget that feeling.”

Mathieu went on to have an impressive rookie year, and just to think if it was not for those inmates, we might not be discussing this matter.

If you are feeling suicidal, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Share this articleShare on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter9Share on Reddit0Pin on Pinterest0Share on LinkedIn0Share on Google+0Digg thisShare on StumbleUpon0
Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL Draft News, NFL Draft Projections, and NFL Draft Rankings. Jesus is the only way to Salvation
Privacy Policy