There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for former LSU Tigers offensive lineman La’El Collins, who met with the Baton Rouge Police Department earlier today.
According to Jerit Roser of the Times-Picayune, Collins cooperated fully and is still not considered a suspect in the shooting death of Brittany Mills and her infant son, who died after an emergency birth.
Email from BRPD: La'el Collins met with police this morning, fully cooperated & is still not considered a suspect. pic.twitter.com/lrWNCUkhFE
— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) May 4, 2015
Collins was originally projected as a late first round pick in last week’s NFL Draft, but ultimately went undrafted after teams became concerned over his connection to the case.
He originally wanted to enter the 2016 draft if he went unselected on Day 2, but that isn’t an option anymore due to NFL bylaws.
Instead, Collins will now look to sign with a team as an undrafted free agent. Given the number of NFL teams that need offensive line help, finding someone to take a flyer on him shouldn’t be a problem now that he is still not considered a suspect. Hopefully, this is the last time Collins will have to address this as he looks towards his NFL future.
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