ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday afternoon that police are searching for draft prospect La’el Collins for questioning following the shooting death of a pregnant woman last week.
Baton Rouge police Lt. Jonny Dunnam told ESPN that the former LSU linebacker is not a suspect in the case, but is sought after to hopefully provide information that could help in the case.
The victim, 29-year-old Brittany Mills, is believed to be Collins’ former girlfriend.
Collins’ attorney, Jim Boren, who has been in contact with the police, told ESPN, “We have identified where La’el was the day the lady was murdered to establish he was nowhere around.
“We have offered to give names, witnesses who can vouch for his whereabouts that day until after the woman’s body was discovered. We believe that when [police] have verified that information, that they will rule him out as a suspect in the homicide, just as I believe he should be.”
Boren has reportedly been in contact with the detective working on the case, and told ESPN that Collins eventually “will sit down and talk” with authorities, but that “the timing is poor.”
Mills was found shot twice in her apartment on Friday night, and was taken to the hospital for her baby to be delivered. The infant is still “receiving medical treatment” ESPN reported. Teams interested in drafting Collins who are aware of the investigation have asked authorities to inform them if Collins is determined to be the father, the article reported.
Collins is believed to be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday.
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