LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins would have been a first-round pick last week, but for his connection to a double-murder investigation.
But his current status goes far beyond anything involving his freefall through the entire 2015 NFL Draft.
Collins met with investigators this morning, and apparently it went well.
According to Jerit Roser of the New Orleans Times Picayune, the Baton Rouge Police Department said Collins “fully cooperated with investigators and is still not considered a suspect.”
While that’s not exactly the same as “cleared,” his attorney has expressed confidence that would be the case.
While an NFL team could sign him at any point, it’s reasonable to expect that they’ll wait until there’s a clearer reading of the situation, before anyone proceeds.