Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins will meet with Baton Rouge police on Monday, per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport also states that teams hope to have more information from “security directors” tonight.
Collins left Chicago on Wednesday night and returned to Baton Rouge after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that local police wanted to speak to him regarding the shooting death of 29-year-old Brittany Mills, an ex-girlfriend of Collins who was also pregnant at the time of her death. The infant survived.
It was made clear that Collins was NOT viewed as a suspect, but rather as someone who could help assist in the investigation.
Just the same, the report did not help Collins’ draft stock as he went from being a potential first round pick to being viewed as undraftable by most executives.
Unless his name is cleared in the very near future, the odds of him being drafted at all grow slimmer and slimmer with each passing hour.
Given how he won’t be meeting with police until Monday, that means that there’s a chance he won’t be drafted at all after he requested that his name be removed from the pool so that he could enter the Supplemental Draft. The NFL denied his request.
Campus Sports will update this story as more details become available.
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