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Tyrann Mathieu: “I Would Never Twerk, Ever”

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Week three of the NFL season is upon us, and Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is getting ready to head home to Baton Rouge to face the New Orleans Saints. The former LSU safety was a standout player and in the conversation for a Heisman Trophy at one point with the Tigers, and is visiting the area for the first time since being drafted last spring.

Mathieu endured a fallout with the university after getting involved in a few drug-related incidents, but was given the chance by Arizona to prove himself as a pro.

While Mathieu’s fallout was a tough one, it can’t be nearly as bad as the one Miley Cyrus is going through. You know, the whole “I used to be an cute and innocent Disney actress but now I don’t like to have hair — or clothes on — and prefer shaking my rear for kicks.”

Speaking of Miley Cyrus, Mathieu was asked a funny question recently in an interview with AZCentral as to what he listens to during his down time. Mathieu responded,

“I’ve got a variety of things I like to listen to. I like R&B. I like Chris Brown. I like Nas. I like Jay-Z. Rick Ross. Kanye West. I try to mix it up.”

AZCentral then asked, “What, no Miley Cyrus?”

“No Miley. I don’t like the whole twerking thing. That kind of turned me off,” Mathieu said.

He was then asked if he’d ever twerk after scoring a touchdown in which the following dead-serious answer was given:

“I would never twerk, no. Ever.”

Well, thank God for that. I’d be a little weirded out if I ever saw an NFL player do such a thing. I mean, first we have the Cincinnati Bengals introducing their players to Katy Perry’s “Roar” and then we’d have a grown male athlete shaking his behind after scoring a touchdown.

Actually, I’d believe it.

I digress. The point is, Mathieu appears to have his head on straight and hasn’t joined in on the whole “twerking” phenomenon made famous recently by the former sane, level-headed and rather adorable actress. At least there’s one person I can count on not giving that disgusting excuse of an artist any more undeserved attention.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.