Tyrann Mathieu — Honey Badger, New Orleans native and LSU football hero — teamed up this week with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to get out a basic message: Don't leave your dog in the car on a hot day. Seems like a basic thing to know, but every year people leave pets and babies inside hot cars, often with awful results.
Mathieu, who now plays for the Arizona Cardinals, did the educational stunt in a car parked in in the desert sun at an Arizona parking lot. He lasted eight minutes, during which time the temperature in the vehicle climbed to 120 degrees, before feeling sick enough where he had to get out.
Lesson: Don't leave your Honey Badger — or anything else — in a hot car.