Yesterday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed that police in Louisiana were seeking former LSU OT La’el Collins for questioning in the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman in her home. The woman is believed to be an ex-girlfriend of Collins and her baby is alive and is still getting medical treatment.
Collins is not believed to be a suspect and it is widely believed that the police want to determine the paternity of the child. Despite this, the report has scared off many teams from wanting to draft Collins until his name is clear and Collins now fears his stock may slip drastically.
To resolve this, Schefter reported earlier today that Collins attempted to have his name pulled from tonight’s NFL Draft so he could clear his name and then enter the NFL Supplemental Draft.
However, Schefter reported moments ago that Collins request to have his name removed from the draft has been denied by the NFL.
This move is not surprising, as Albert Breer of the NFL Network tweeted that it states in the CBA that a player may not elect to bypass the draft in order to place himself in the supplemental draft unless there is an eligibility change.
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