La'el Collins questioned by police, not a suspect in homicide case

Police say former LSU OL La'el Collins, questioned Monday, isn't considered suspect in homicide investigation

La'el Collins is not a suspect in the death of his ex-girlfriend and her unborn son, Baton Rouge, La., police said Monday after questioning the former LSU offensive lineman for more than an hour.

Collins had been wanted for questioning in relation to the homicide of Brittney and Brenton Mills for more than a week, but had indicated that he wanted to wait until after this weekend's NFL draft.

Collins was among the 26 players invited by the league to attend draft festivities in Chicago and was with those prospects the day before the opening round, but he was not made available to the media.

Collins ended up going undrafted, with teams apparently deciding not to take a chance on someone linked to a homicide investigation.

As an undrafted free agent, Collins is now free to sign with any NFL team.

His attorney, Jim Boren, said outside the Louisiana State Police headquarters following Monday's questioning that his client "is now going to start making an effort to start getting his football career back on track."

"We answered every single question," Boren said. "We gave them all the information they asked for. He's ready to get his life back."

Mills, who was pregnant, was shot and killed April 24. Her child survived for a week but reportedly died Friday.

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Times staff writer Sam Farmer contributed to this report.

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