An investigation into the murder of his girlfriend sent morphed La’el Collins from a possible first round pick to an undrafted free agent.
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Former LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins, who went undrafted in the 2015 NFL draft, met with police regarding the murder investigation in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
Collins’ attorney, Jim Boren, told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that the former LSU standout answered all police questions and is now shifting the focus to resuming his NFL career.
“It went fine; we answered all their questions,” attorney Jim Boren told the Times-Picayune. “La’el is not going to make any comments. I’m not going to have any comments. The investigation is going to continue. La’el is now going to start making an effort to start getting his football career back on track.”
Collins was widely considered a top 20 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL draft, but when the news broke of the police investigation into the murder of Brittany Mills, who died in a shooting on April 24th, he was named as a person the police wanted to talk to – which immediately resulted in NFL teams lowering and ultimately dropping Collins off their draft boards. Mills’ baby was delivered at the hospital after her death, but according to WAFB in Baton Rouge, the child died several days later.
Following the NFL draft, Collins went unclaimed in the early acquisition period for undrafted free agents.