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Police confirm meeting with La'el Collins

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, May 01 2015 May 1, 2015 May 01, 2015 6:46 PM May 01, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz, Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they've agreed to a time and location to meet with La'el Collins, the LSU football star whom they wish to question about a woman's death last week.

BRPD would not release the details of their meeting. They said before Collins had a relationship with 29-year-old Brittney Mills, and they wished to ask him questions about that relationship. Police said previously they did not wish to question Collins as a suspect in Mills' death.

A reporter for the NFL suggested Friday the meeting would take place Monday. Collins, who was not picked up by a team in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday evening, was a football star at LSU and was said to be popular among teams until police announced this week their intention of talking to him.

Collins' agent told media outlets he may sit out the draft for a year, refusing any offered contracts to avoid going in the fourth round or lower.

Friday, Collins was not selected in the second or third rounds.  Collins was considered a top-10 prospect. Thursday, before the draft started, he asked the NFL to remove him from the draft, but the league refused. Now, he's in limbo. His agent told media outlets that Collins would rather sit out a year than be drafted in the fourth round or worse tomorrow.

Mills was gunned down while answering the door of her apartment on Ship Drive, a few blocks northwest of Independence Park, last week. She was nine months pregnant at the time, and police said doctors were able to save her child.


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