Ex-LSU players Mathieu, Jefferson out of jail

BY foxsports • October 26, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Jefferson have been released from a Baton Rouge jail after their arrests on marijuana charges.

Mathieu, who was a one-time Heisman Trophy finalist, played cornerback until he was dismissed from the team in August after reportedly failing a drug test. Quarterback Jefferson has been playing in the Canadian Football League.

They were both released from jail early Friday, along with Derrick Bryant, a former backup safety.

A fourth former player arrested in the case, Karnell Hatcher, remained in jail.

Police say the 20-year-old Mathieu and 22-year-old Jefferson were booked Thursday on charges of simple possession of marijuana.

Hatcher was booked with second-offense simple possession of marijuana and Bryant was booked with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.