Lawyer says La’el Collins met with police, answered all their questions

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The attorney for La’el Collins says he met with police today and is fully cooperating in the investigation of the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

“It went fine; we answered all their questions,” attorney Jim Boren told the Times-Picayune. “La’el is not going to make any comments. I’m not going to have any comments. The investigation is going to continue. La’el is now going to start making an effort to start getting his football career back on track.”

Asked if he thinks Collins will be cleared, Boren replied, “Only the police can answer that question. In my mind he’s been cleared from the very beginning. I think he’s not a suspect. He answered all the questions they had. Every question, we didn’t claim the fifth. We answered every single question. We gave them all the information they asked for. He’s ready to get his life back.”

Collins is under no legal obligation to say anything, but he knows that the only way he’s going to be able to convince an NFL team to sign him is if he can show that he was not involved in the deaths of Brittney Mills and her baby. Collins was expected to be a first-round draft pick until news of Mills’s death surfaced last week. If he’s exonerated he’ll be perhaps the most sought-after undrafted free agent in NFL history.

88 responses to “Lawyer says La’el Collins met with police, answered all their questions

  1. How could anyone come out of this innocent and not be terribly bitter. If he had something to do with it he deserves whats coming. If he didn’t, how sad for him and his family.

  2. Still can’t believe someone didn’t pick him in the 7th and say “we will offer him a contract if and only if the police publicly announce that he is in no way connected with the crime. We take the issue very seriously, but if La’el is innocent as he claims, he deserves every chance to continue his football career and we’ll be happy to have him. If not, obviously he’ll not be an employee of our team.”

    I can’t imagine the PR hit for that would have been very bad, sounds very reasonable to me and if the guy is innocent he’d be an absolute steal.

  3. I can’t believe not 1 team took a chance to draft this guy. I wonder if teams know more than the media is providing. Something just isn’t adding up. Seems like he was worthy of at least a 7th rounder.

  4. I don’t understand why AZ didn’t take him with the last pick in the draft. There was NO downside and they’d had owned his rights for a year. If he’s ever charged they could have dropped him. There was little downside and HUGE upside.

  5. The problem with drafting him was, he said if he wasn’t drafted in the first 3 rounds, he would not sign, and would re-enter the draft next year. That’s why no one spent a 7th round pick on him. Since he was not drafted, under the rules he cannot re-enter the draft next year, and has to sign as a free agent. But the money will be extremely restricted by the rookie pool and the rules for undrafted free agents.

  6. I don’t pay much attention to the financial side of the NFL, so I have this question. Is there a limit on how much a team can pay an undrafted rookie free agent?

    If he was projected as a first round pick and gets cleared of any wrongdoing, I feel there would definitely be a bidding war amongst teams to sign this guy. Can he sign for a big money, first-round comparable contract, or will he be limited to a maximum amount?

  7. If he’s exonerated I would think he would just sit out a year an re-enter in next year’s draft. I believe that’s one of the options he has. If he stays in shape he would be a first round pick next year.

    If I’m mistaken can someone please clarify?

  8. One way or the other if not guilty, this guy lost a fortune upfront. That being said he can still earn a fortune if cleared & he plays well, so let’s not cry for him.

  9. I was kinda hoping, since he grew up in La., that he might be a Cowboys fan and we could steal him. But alas, I found a clip where he said he was never really a fan of any pro team.

  10. If he’s cleared than a lot of teams will make him offers. And if he’s not then at least he has Dallas.

  11. I don’t think he is “cleared” after one interview. In the case of Rae Carruth, he didn’t kill the mother of his child – he had someone else do it.

    I think that if he provides DNA and isn’t the baby daddy – that he will be cleared faster.

    If he was the baby daddy – he might not be cleared for some time.

    I hope he is innocent (because its worse to think someone could be guilty of this crime) – but in many cases these crimes are committed by someone close to the victim…..

  12. I disagree with the poster who says teams probably have more info. What the press released was that his girlfriend, who had a court order to force him to take a paternity test, was murdered 2 days before said test. Its extremely incriminating, and he will probably get charged if his alibi does not hold. They may not have 100% conclusive proof, but if he has motive, means, and opportunity that’s enough in most states to get past a grand jury and go to trial.

  13. After the year the NFL just went through with all the violence issues, I would not be surprised if the owners banded together to NOT draft him. If an nfl team drafted him and he turns out guilty, big trouble brewin. If he’s innocent, he’ll get his due.

  14. onixtorres says:
    May 4, 2015 1:50 PM
    If he’s exonerated I would think he would just sit out a year an re-enter in next year’s draft. I believe that’s one of the options he has. If he stays in shape he would be a first round pick next year.

    If I’m mistaken can someone please clarify?
    *************************
    Report is that he would not be able to re-enter the draft.
    It was this draft or nothing. He then went on to say he wouldn’t sign a contract if he was not drafted early.
    Should sue his agent for giving stupid advice (if that was true).

  15. Wow, there’s a stance for ya. “If I don’t get picked soon enough, I’m taking my ball and going home.” He’ll make a great pro as he’s already displaying that keen sense of entitlement.

  16. Nfl rules don’t allow him to enter next years draft since he wasn’t selected in the draft. Also there are limits to his pay as a undrafted player.

  17. Nfl rules don’t allow him to enter next years draft since he wasn’t selected in the draft. Also there are limits to his pay as a undrafted player.

  18. I can’t help but think that this whole situation was a smokescreen or ruse by the Saints and Collins’ attorney/agent, so that he could stay home in Louisiana… Now if he is convicted of a crime it changes everything and he reaps what he sows.

  19. @nepatsfan89

    Undrafted rookie free agents are under the rookie pool. There’s something around $90,000 in total bonus money that teams can pay out to all their undrafted rookies combined, and can only offer a minimum salary. As far as money is concerned, he would have been better off being taken in the 7th.

  20. IF he is clean, then he should IMMEDIATLY get Andy Reid on the phone and BEG BEG BEG, for the Kansas City Chiefs to sign him.
    If he wants to work for the classiest franchise in the league, and play for the best fans in the league, and be a part of a dynasty team that will win multiple titles over the next decade, then Kansas City is the only option.
    Most improved O-Line
    Pro Bowl QB
    Leagues best RB
    Pro Bowl WR
    2nd best TE in the league
    Best rookie WR in 2015
    Leagues sack leader
    Best CB to come out in last 5 years
    Best NT in the game.

    Super Bowl 50 Champs
    top 6 offense
    Top 8 defense
    12-4

    DONT BELIEVE ME JUST WATCH

  21. It makes perfect sense. He can make more money in his first contract and sooner if he signs as a free agent. By year 4 he can have a contract similar to an early second round pick if he performs like a 1st round talent. He’ll be tendered for the 4th year as a 1st rounder. That’s his best shot at the most money. The reason no one drafted him late is because he would have simply refused to sign and go into next years draft where he could get a good contract. He did the smartest thing he could have done since he wasn’t getting drafted. And he get’s to choose where he plays.

  22. For all of you talking why didn’t someone use A draft Pick on him. #1 if he got drafted he could then make that team waste the pick and re-enter the draft next year.
    he publicly said he would not sign A contract if drafted past the 3rd round and would re enter the draft.
    Now he is A UDFA can not re-enter the 2016 draft either has to sit out all of 2016 or sign A 3 year UDFA deal with A team only two options he has now

  23. I know teams sometimes offer undrafted FA’s bigger sign on bonuses, but is there a limit to how big the bonus can be? I imagine a free agent means as long as the team had salary cap space they can pay him whatever he is looking for. Does anyone know the rules on this?

  24. To answer some of the above questions:

    1. The reason he was not drafted is because his agent stated that he would re-enter the draft next year. Because no team drafted him, he is now an underrated free agent which means he cannot re-enter the drat.

    2. Because he was not drafted means he will have the freedom to sign with any team in the NFL; however, he will be subject to undrafted free agent status which means the amount he can receive is limited.

  25. If you wonder why nobody drafted him remember guys like Tom Brady and Alfred Morris who were taken in the 6th round.

    That is more valuable than drafting someone who could already be as bad as Aaron Hernandez. Hilarious to see the same people mocking the Cowboys for drafting Randy Gregory question why nobody drafted a possible felon.

  26. He and his agent tried to play it to the best of their ability, he comes out better long term going undrafted than he would if he would got drafted in the 6th or 7th round. He also gets to enter free agency in 3 years now. The way everything is shaped out if Collins is indeed innocent than in 3 if tagged with the highest RFA tender than he will make slightly more than he would than in the 2nd round, or he could just sign a big contract.

  27. IF I UNDERSTAND IT RIGHT.. IF THEY WOULD OF DRAFTED HIM then he could of Dat out for the year and reenter the draft next year. BUT IF NOBODY DRAFTS HIM he can not reenter the draft now. He is now an official undrafted free agent rookie. He can sign with who ever wants for any wage.

  28. This was handled very poorly by Collins’ Camp from the get go. He should of got out in front of this, 2 lives were lost and I think if he would of done interviews and let people see his sadness after the fact that would of softened the image. Right now he looks like someone hiding behind their lawyer and agent. Speaking of which he should fire them immediately they completely whiffed handling this.

  29. He has A alibi but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have someone else do it. and after Arron Hernandez and all the DV cases last year NFL teams do not want to be that one team to take A chance on A draft STEAL and then he gets charged they want to be 100% before they show interest in him.
    Now my Opinion Soon as he is cleared of being A suspect or being any way shape or form involved.
    He joins the BRICK WALL in Dallas and stays close to home

  30. IF I UNDERSTAND IT RIGHT.. IF THEY WOULD OF DRAFTED HIM then he could of sat out for the year and reenter the draft next year. BUT IF NOBODY DRAFTS HIM he can not reenter the draft now. He is now an official undrafted free agent rookie. He can sign with who ever wants for any wage.

  31. Undrafted free agents can sign a new contract after 2 years. Is it against the CBA to guarantee him a new contract after 2 years if he plays a certain percentage of downs?

  32. When have the police ever come out and said, “This guy didn’t do it!” That is not the way they operate. In their world, everyone is a suspect. They do not issue public proclamations on someone’s guilt or innocence. That is the role of the courts.

  33. The amount a team can pay him is limited by the allotment from the rookie pool correct?

    So normally that limits teams to pretty small contracts for their UDFAs. A handful get “premium” contracts with a slight bump in pay or some guaranteed money involved.

    What if a team just didn’t sign one of their later picks and gave the money to Collins? You’d basically be sacrificing a 4th or 5th rounder for example to sign a guy who should have gone in the 1st round. That would really suck for the guy who didn’t get signed, but would give a team a big advantage in landing Collins.

  34. Dallas has a great player rehabilitation program… and a great track record with said program lol

  35. my hope is that (if he’s cleared) that he signs on with Washington. Carolina makes sense, but they likely would avoid due to the fact that this event did happen. Washington would be a great place for him because of their need for linemen. if he signs with Washington and is as good as advertised on the field, then there’s a HUGE chance that he’s starting on the line…likely at right guard.

  36. People, his agent said he would not sign unless he was drafted on the first or second day. No team is going to take him on that alone, never mind the fact that he could possibly have committed murder.

  37. NO chance he would have sat out if he didn’t get drafted. NONE. A year off of football would have gotten him undrafted again next year. He’s dumb but he’s not that dumb.

  38. 1. Collins stated that if he was drafted past the 2nd round this year, he would not sign and re-enter the draft in 2016. If a tam would have drafted him, it would have been a wasted pick.

    2. Because Collins wasn’t drafted, he cannot re-enter the 2016 Draft. His only option to play in the NFL at this point is to sign as an un-drafted free agent (UDFA).

    3. As of 2015, each NFL team is limited to spending a total of approximately $88,000 in signing bonuses to all of their UDFAs. The typical signing bonus for a UDFA is $5,000 – $8,000.

    4. All UDFAs will receive the same 3 year contract and salary.
    – 2015: $435,000
    – 2016: $525,000
    – 2017: $615,000

    Translation: This guy lost about 10 Million Dollars.

  39. searay18 says:
    May 4, 2015 1:56 PM

    I would not be surprised if the owners banded together to NOT draft him.
    ================================

    If that did happen and it could be proven in court, This kid would have a lawsuit so big he wouldn’t have to worry about playing football.

    If he could ever prove tacit collusion on the part of the NFL to not draft him, he would get future earnings plus punitive damages totaling like $100 million.

  40. This is a giant conspiracy between local law enforcement, the Saints and the agent. When all is said and done, the Who Dat nation will have a 1st rounder at UFA salary. Roger Goodell will be disgraced because the hated Saints would have “pulled one” on his NFL and had an outstanding draft. I can dream, cant I?

  41. Not getting it. How would this be funny?

    Square Peg, Round Hole says: May 4, 2015 2:05 PM

    How funny would those Oakland Raiders jokes would be, if he actually signed with them?

    Folks, the Raiders are not the Raiders from the Al Davis era. These are new and exciting times. Raiders are on the right path. It does strike me as odd that no team would take a chance and draft this guy in the 7th round. First round talent in the 7th round? Al Davis drafted Bo Jackson in the 7th round many years ago and I’m positive Davis would have taken Collins in the 7th round. It’s a real head scratcher why NO team drafted him. Maybe there is more to the story than meets the eye.

  42. Its is easy why no one took a chance on the guy… You don’t want the stink of drafting a guy who is a murder.

    If you draft him with a 7 he refused to play and sits out and re-applies for the draft and you are out of a 7th round pick.

    For him this works in his favor… he signs as a FA and in two instead of a rookie 4 year deal… he can get paid earlier based on his production!!!! It is a win win for him but just not the prestige of being a draft pick.

  43. As a first round pick he probably would have earned $3M per year for 5 years with a $7M signing bonus.

    As an UDFA his 2015 salary is set by the CBA at $435,000. His signing bonus will probably be less than $20.000. He will not be a free agent again for 3 years. If he signs with the Seahawks he will earn an extra $186,000 in playoff money when they win the Super Bowl. Go Hawks!

  44. This is a bizarre case. If he didn’t do it/wasn’t involved why didn’t he make arrangements with the police ASAP before the draft began? Or at least before Day 2?

    I don’t think this ends well for him.

  45. Uh…..is this where I just make up things about how much money the guy can make as an undrafted free agent versus a 1st rounder? Wake up people, how in the world would it make sense if you could cash in by not getting drafted?

  46. May 4, 2015 1:58 PM

    I can’t help but think that this whole situation was a smokescreen or ruse by the Saints and Collins’ attorney/agent, so that he could stay home in Louisiana… Now if he is convicted of a crime it changes everything and he reaps what he sows.
    ———-
    Makes perfect sense. Except about the girl and her baby being killed. Or is that part of the ruse too?

  47. Everyone is in a wait and see mode on this kid. But I’d sure like my Steelers to make the kid a contract offer. You can’t have too many good O-lineman. Especially one that’s going to come cheaper then he would have been.

  48. At the end of the day – assuming Collins is innocent of any involvement – he will come out of this better off than if he were drafted. He can choose his team instead of having it chosen for him. Seems to me future generations of the best college football players should find a way to get out of the draft too. Three years in it doesn’t matter where the player was drafted anyway. How many careers never got off the ground because a young player was drafted by the wrong team for him? I would hate the draft if I were a player.

  49. A few things here:
    I think the limits on undrafted free agents work out better than if he had been drafted late. He will lose out on a huge signing bonus, but in return he also can only be signed for 3 years, after which he is a restricted free agent. This is the reason its better: if he plays at a high level, then he can earn the 1st or 2nd level, which means he will earn at least $2.73M or $3.88M in the final year. No drafted rookie can do that, so that would allow him to move his overall salary take back into the 2nd round level of the draft.

    As far as him being innocent, I have a sneaking suspicion he is involved: he has frequently said he is not a suspect, but its glaring to me that he hasn’t publicly stated, even through his lawyer, that he has had nothing to do with the situation. There’s a big difference between saying “I am not a suspect” and “I had nothing to do with it”.

    Hopefully I’m wrong on this, but I don’t think I am.

  50. RogerGoodell✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ says:
    May 4, 2015 2:18 PM

    1. Collins stated that if he was drafted past the 2nd round this year, he would not sign and re-enter the draft in 2016. If a tam would have drafted him, it would have been a wasted pick.

    2. Because Collins wasn’t drafted, he cannot re-enter the 2016 Draft. His only option to play in the NFL at this point is to sign as an un-drafted free agent (UDFA).

    3. As of 2015, each NFL team is limited to spending a total of approximately $88,000 in signing bonuses to all of their UDFAs. The typical signing bonus for a UDFA is $5,000 – $8,000.

    4. All UDFAs will receive the same 3 year contract and salary.
    – 2015: $435,000
    – 2016: $525,000
    – 2017: $615,000

    Translation: This guy lost about 10 Million Dollars

    This is the real facts. There is a big difference between being a UFA (unrestricted Free Agent) and a UDFA ( an undrafted Free Agent)
    What the young man did gain was now he can choose whatever team he so wishes to sign with and that team MUST abide by the above set of rules. Yes it stinks he got screwed but you take any player drafted in the fifth round on and they have no choice of what team drafts them and so, where they play.
    In this case the kid can pick the team he wants as long as they want him and there will be many. I am going to guess either the Saints, Dolphins, both close to home. Or, the Patriots or the Colts are going to be his top four choices IF as I said, they are interested in him. Best of luck to the young man.

  51. He wasn’t drafted because it would have been a wasted draft pick.

    It would have allowed him to fail to report and sign then re-enter next years draft.

    He made it very clear that was his intent if he passed through round 2 undrafted. He did that so all teams were given fair warning.

    Now that he is an UDFA he can choose any team he wants. But the CBA restricts what he can make over that 3 year period. I think the only part of that that can change is how much he gets as a signing bonus.

  52. IMO this has Loomis, Payton and agent written all over it. If this kid goes to the Saints I advise Goodell to kick his boy Wells in the rear end with flat tire gate and sig him back onto the Saints. Watch.

  53. From my readings no team was allowed to draft him per the comish. IMO to make this right if he’s cleared a special supplemental draft, where you have to put a round bid in and then start at the draft order. Otherwise it was a coup for someone to get a freebie pick. To me the supplemental style route seems fairest. Then he’ll also be able to sign a contract for the round he was chosen in, which would be 1rst – 3rd. And yes the team gives up the pick next year, like the supplemental, no freebies. He gets the proper contract, no one sneaks one by this way.

  54. This does suck for Collins…in the short term…pending injury, of course. That’s the key here…injury.

    Getting drafted high nets you a certain amount of money regardless of what happens.

    Yes, he can go to whatever team he wants but he is limited by how much money he can make year one. Probably, if he actually starts, maximum he could make would be maybe about $350k. After the first year anything can happen. IF he stays healthy. If he gets permanently hurt then that is where he is really jacked. He could end up losing tens of millions of dollars.

  55. So, assuming he’s cleared of all charges…

    Could he sign the standard 3-year undrafted rookie free agent contract and then immediately hold out for more, forcing the team that took him to release him or squat on his rights?

  56. arzcardinals says: May 4, 2015 1:44 PM

    I don’t understand why AZ didn’t take him with the last pick in the draft. There was NO downside and they’d had owned his rights for a year. If he’s ever charged they could have dropped him. There was little downside and HUGE upside.

    ———————————————————-

    Micheal Bidwill is a former Federal Prosecutor, he’s not going to draft a potential murder suspect.

  57. I think there is more to this than you are hearing. The fact that he left Chicago on Wednesday and they are just interviewing him today. He also went from “not a suspect” to his lawyer stating, “I think he’s not a suspect.” I think it won’t be long until he is a suspect.

  58. samoanjungle says:
    May 4, 2015 2:20 PM

    So far he hasn’t offered any explanation as to why he delayed talking to police.
    —————————————————————–

    There’s this little thing, it’s called the Constitution. In it, there are many protections among them are unreasonable search and seizure, and the right against self incrimination. Those mean no one has to talk to law enforcement for any reason without formal charges. He doesn’t need to explain himself to you or anyone else. The mentality you have, given your statement, is how the sheeple let the NSA and other alphabet spy agencies record everything we do. “I’m not breaking any law (big breath in and out of the mouth) why should I worry, lol.”
    Pathetically and dangerously stupid.

  59. OK Folks.

    First off a Team did not draft him, because how can anyone be cleared as a murder suspect the day after talking to Police?

    It’s not realistic. Investigations take time.

    So let’s say this takes a few weeks or even a few months to get sorted out and for Collins to get his name cleared.

    That’s time that the organization has to answer questions for and assume they have a guy, when they could be making other plans.

    ALSO – Goodell probably STRONGLY suggested to team to not draft him. After Greg Hardy/Adrian Peterson/Ray Rice in ’14, I really don;t think the NFL could take a chance on the optics of drafting a young man that is part of a murder investigation.

    I really hope Collins had nothing to do with this, and winds up being a heck of a player, and playing for my team, if we can get him, but this is bigger than a game. Someone died here. Let’s not forget that either. Actually two people died.

  60. “The reality is, by not being drafted in the latter stages of this draft — when some teams were considering him despite the lingering legal situation — Collins is actually in excellent shape to dictate the start of his career and bear considerable fiscal rewards as well.

    Sure, he won’t come close to pocketing millions in signing bonuses as he would have had he gone in the first round. That was a virtual certainty prior to his name surfacing as someone the police wanted information from (he is not a suspect), but there was no way to prevent that.

    Had he been drafted in the final four rounds of the draft today, however, he stood to lose out substantially more on several levels than he will by going undrafted. Kudos to his representatives for telling teams Collins would not sign if drafted Saturday. While it may not have precluded teams from taking him, the reality is had someone used a seventh-round comp pick on Collins he would have lost out.”

  61. eagles baby ! more chip kelly magic, particularly after he has been maligned for not drafting OL past 2 yrs.

    or to be fair indy. with andrew luck entering the prime of his career, colts will have a stable offense for many years.

  62. Still can’t believe someone didn’t pick him in the 7th and say “we will offer him a contract if and only if the police publicly announce that he is in no way connected with the crime. We take the issue very seriously, but if La’el is innocent as he claims, he deserves every chance to continue his football career and we’ll be happy to have him. If not, obviously he’ll not be an employee of our team.”
    I can’t imagine the PR hit for that would have been very bad, sounds very reasonable to me and if the guy is innocent he’d be an absolute steal.
    ========================
    I surely can… Have you watched the news lately? The media LOVES these stories. This scenario has PR nightmare written all over it!

  63. goddell and the nflpa did this kid and the draft wrong… should have agreed to let him in the supplemental draft, more facts would have came out and he would have gotten a chance to get his true value if he didn’t have anything to do with this murder

  64. The value to being an UDFA is that he can sign with any team and have contractual language that limits that team from placing a RFA on him.

    His lawyer is “crazy like a fox” — the best thing for la’el is to sign with a team that he can become a starter on, play his three years, and sign as an UFA in three years.

    That assumes, of course, he’s not guilt as sin…

  65. Innocent until proven guilty. Just because you know someone who got murdered doesn’t at all mean you did it. I would have no problem with my team using a late rounder on him and cutting him without a contract if he were ever charged.

    Who knows if he actually would have held fast to his threat to go back in the draft? Besides, most 7th round picks wind up being something close to wasted. Quite a few don’t make it to the first game with their drafting team. All late picks (all picks really) are crapshoots but his ceiling was certainly the highest on the board then.

  66. An ex-girlfriend murdered days before a court ordered paternity test, and just before the biggest payday in his life.

    Well, I suppose it could just be one big coincidence, but I have a feeling Mr Collins has more police meetings coming in his immediate future.

  67. The 2 teams that would benefit the most from what happened to Collins would be the Bills and the Seahawks. Since they didn’t have first round picks, they would have the most money in their rookie pool to sign Collins. The only question is if either team has an interest in him. I think the Bills should go after him after he has been cleared of any wrong doing.

  68. wiley16350 says:
    May 4, 2015 4:10 PM
    The 2 teams that would benefit the most from what happened to Collins would be the Bills and the Seahawks. Since they didn’t have first round picks, they would have the most money in their rookie pool to sign Collins
    – – – – – – — – – – — –
    not the case…has zero to do with…all undrafted players will get the same $ as any player selected on day 3…its non negotiable…its is $435k in 2015, $525K in 16, and $615k in 17……..the bills have already signed 13 undrafted, and the seahawks have signed…..all teams only get around 90k to dish out in signing bonuses.

    In all reality La’el would be best to go to a team where he can start day 1, and just wait until he is a UFA at the end of 2017 season and look for the big payday then…I know the Raiders could move him inside and plug him in at RG right now, and give him an opportunity to showcase his skill set. Give him a year to develop, and give him the opportunity to move outside eventually.

  69. You know everybody condemns a guy for not talking. But what you say can be used against you too. The slightest inconsistency in his story between now and sometime in the future and the police will try and drive a wedge in it until they get him going in circles.

    It is always better to keep your mouth shut. Better to be found guilty in the court of public opinion than in the court of law.

    His lawyer is keeping him low key and out of the spotlight. The kid needs no oter incidents right now.

    I don’t know if he is guilty or not. Neither does anybody on this board. But the way it looks or the way he plays it , ar waht he says or does not say has got nothing to do with if he actually did it.

  70. If he just cooperated from the beginning and didn’t push his luck with his draft demands perhaps he would have been a 7th round pick either really bad advisors or he has something to hide!

  71. Guilty until proven innocent? This is just total BS. I just can’t get over this issue. A team, any team, has an opportunity to draft a first round talent in the 7th round and no one drafts him? Doesn’t that just seem so odd? What’s the worst thing that can happen? A team gambles that a guy is innocent and if it doesn’t turn out that way the team loses a 7th round pick and the player gets cut. That’s just good solid business thinking.

  72. Something is missing here. If the kid had nothing to hide, why didn’t just cooperate with the police two weeks or so BEFORE the draft? I believe his attorney/agent gave him some bad advice that cost him several million dollars by waiting; it just doesn’t make sense. Of course the police may simply be calling him a non-suspect when in fact he is. There just has to be a reason he didn’t go see them BEFORE the draft. I see an indictment in this kids future!

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