Tyrann Mathieu/Patrick Peterson Conversation Interview


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Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson sit down with Colleen Dominguez to discuss Mathieu’s draft day and the friendship between the two.

It’s a given Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu, the once embattled former LSU and St. Augustine standout, will have enormous support Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when he returns home to take on the New Orleans Saints.

But it’s unlikely Mathieu will have a bigger supporter in the building than Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson — his friend, former LSU teammate and current teammate, big brother, mentor and otherwise lifeline.

“We’re practically brothers,” Peterson said. “I feel that I’m the big brother, role model type for him. I’m definitely not taking that duty lightly.”

Supporting and believing in Mathieu has come natural for Peterson, who first took the eager freshman, who would later become known as the “Honey Badger,” under his wing in Peterson’s junior year at LSU. No one has been prouder of the strides Mathieu has made on and off the field in relatively short amount of time than Peterson.