BATON ROUGE, La. (CBS Houston) – NFL teams may be rethinking drafting former LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins because Louisiana police want to question him about the shooting death of a pregnant woman, reports The Advocate.
Police say Collins is not a suspect, but could have valuable information in the death of 29-year-old Brittney Mills, who was found dead in her Baton Rouge apartment on Friday, April 24. Her unborn baby was saved and is expected to survive.
NFL.com reports Collins agreed to take a paternity test.
The Advocate reports Collins left Chicago where the NFL Draft is being held on Wednesday to fly to Baton Rouge.
Authorities will interview Collins sometime after the NFL draft begins Thursday night.
Collins had been expected to be picked in the first round.
Rob Rang, an NFL draft expert for CBSSports.com, said he has heard from two different NFL teams that any link to the death could prompt them to take a pass on Collins.
“One guy dropped him a little,” Rang said Wednesday. “Other guy (said) it’s fluid. Said it will affect him.
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