Former LSU OL La’el Collins meets with Bills head coach in Baton Rouge
Former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins was seen walking into a Baton Rouge restaurant with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan Monday night.
Collins, 21, was projected by many to be a top-10 pick in this year’s class, but he went undrafted after reports surfaced in the week leading up to the draft that police wanted to question him. He tried to pull out of the draft shortly before it started, asking if he could instead enter the supplementary draft in hopes that he would be cleared by then. But the NFL denied that request.
Collins arrived at the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) housed within Louisiana State Police Headquarters just before 10 a.m. to be questioned by detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He walked out of the building before 11:30 a.m.
Police released a statement at 2:25 p.m. stating: “Today around 10:30 a.m. La’el Collins met with investigators while accompanied by his attorney. Collins fully cooperated with investigators and is still not considered a suspect in the homicide of Brittney and Brenton Mills.”