I don't have a problem with 20-something-year-old college and NFL football players partying, and you shouldn't either. These guys have every right to hit the town and have some drinks, especially on big weekends like the one Tyrann Mathieu has ahead of him.
The problem for Mathieu isn't that he was planning and promoting his own party Thursday night. It's that the cornerback with a poor track record might have lacked the ability to recognize the terrible optics related to a tweet about an event like this:
In since-deleted tweets, Honey Badger insisted that he didn't know the organizers would put the "1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK" line on the poster, but there's a chance damage was already done — even after he announced later Wednesday that the party had been canceled.
There will be no party for Tyrann Mathieu!!
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 24, 2013
You can't think that was his decision, right? At this point, teams have to really be wondering if this guy is ever going to get it.
Considering how talented he is, it'll be a real shame if that's the case.