Honey Badger pushes draft-night party to celebrate being a first-round pick, then cancels

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. 

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. 

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.