Smoke shop's suggestive ad features the Honey Badger
PHOENIX- A head shop owner said he doesn't mean any harm by an advertisement featuring the former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu, known as the Honey Badger.
Mathieu's picture, in full LSU uniform, is used to promote the business Bud's Glass Joint. In the ad, the store welcomes the Honey Badger to Arizona (where he was drafted to play for the Arizona Cardinals) and writes: "we have what you are looking for," suggesting to his checkered past with drugs.
"If you're a football fan you kind of know the guy's history," Greg Centrone said. Centrone identified himself to WBRZ News 2 over-the-phone as one of the owners of the store.
"I just thought it was a funny ad; I had no idea it would get that popular," he added.
A spokesperson from LSU said the university knew about the ad, but did not care to comment.
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