Cecil Collins released from jail
BATON ROUGE- Former LSU and pro football player Cecil Collins left jail Friday afternoon after posting bail. He was being held on a $25,000 bond in connection with a 15-year-old burglary.
Thursday, a judge granted the leave rather than keeping him in jail on a probation violation.
Collins was out on probation for the 1998 crime when he was arrested and convicted of burglary in Florida. He spent 13 years in prison there and was to be released May 1, but Louisiana authorities extradited him two days before then to face the probation revocation charges.
Judge Michael Caldwell ordered Collins to remain in Louisiana until the probation issue is resolved. A hearing for Thursday, July 18 was scheduled to decide whether Collins should instead be allowed to return to Florida.
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