Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins is prepared to forego playing in the NFL this year and instead enter the 2016 draft if he's not selected Friday night, according to an ESPN report.
The report said that is Collins' plan he formulated along with his representatives.
Collins was projected to be a first-round selection until his stock suddenly tumbled just before the draft.
Collins will be meeting with Baton Rouge homicide detectives as part of the department’s investigation into the recent killing of a pregnant woman, police said.
Ever since Tuesday, when police first revealed that detectives wanted to speak with Collins regarding the death of the woman with whom he had some sort of relationship, few new details have emerged about the killing of Mills.
Mills was shot multiple times in “the upper body” last Friday night after answering the door at her Ship Drive apartment, police said, likely by someone she knew. It appeared she refused a request by the shooter to use her vehicle and then was shot, police have said.
Mills, who died at the scene, was rushed to a hospital where her unborn son was delivered in stable condition.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a police spokesman, said Thursday that detectives originally reached out to Collins’ family and his agent on Saturday in an effort to speak with him. It wasn’t until Thursday that Collins through a representative agreed to speak with them after the draft, police said, and detectives have yet to hear from Collins himself.