Mathieu ready for Cardinals rookie camp

Updated: May 9, 2013, 8:25 PM ET
Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Honey Badger wants to shed his nickname.

Too many bad memories, too much of a stigma attached to the name once meant as a compliment to former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu.

"I understand that there's a lot of people who love it and can't let it go," Mathieu said Thursday during his introductory news conference with the Arizona Cardinals. "But for me, I want people to recognize me as Tyrann. I don't have anything against the nickname, it's just that Honey Badger ...

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