La'el Collins not the father of murdered baby
BATON ROUGE - La'el Collins is not the father of an infant who died after his mother was gunned down at the front door or her apartment recently.
According to sources, Collins was not a match when police conducted a paternity test. The DNA check was done when Collins met with police this week to discuss his relationship with the woman, Brittney Mills.
Police said Collins was not a suspect, and only wanted to discuss what he knew about Mills. But, the situation unfolded in the days leading up to last week's NFL draft and was likely the reason why Collins, at first an expected top pick, was not selected.
Celebrity news website TMZ reported Collins told police he was in New Orleans the night of the murder on a weekend trip to watch the Pelicans.
His attorney said after the meeting with police, he believed Collins was able to clear his name. Following his meeting with police, Collins has been talking publicly with NFL teams. Both the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills met with him in Baton Rouge Monday and Tuesday.
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