LSU OL La’El Collins, who wound up going undrafted after the news that he was being questioned in a murder investigation, met with Baton Rouge police for more over an hour on Monday, via Jim Kleinpeter of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
BRPD spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola said reiterated that Collins is not a suspect in the murder of his former girlfriend and there is no new information to report at this point in time.
“It went fine; we answered all their questions,” Collins attorney, Jim Boren, said of the meeting. “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.”
Ian Rapoport reports that if he’s cleared in the investigation, Collins will have interest from NFL teams. However, he will end up losing out on millions of dollars, as the money teams can offer him is capped.
Rapoport points out that Collins will be able to renegotiate his contract after two years given that he wound up going undrafted.
In the end, Rapoport expects Collins to look for the best fit and opportunity for him right away, seeing as financial compensation isn’t a factor.
According to Rapoport, if Collins is completely cleared in this incident, there is a good chance that every team in the league will have at least some interest in him.
We’ll have more regarding Collins and who could be options as the news is available.