Things appear to be improving even more for former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins, who went undrafted last weekend after police wanted to question him following the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Collins took a paternity test to prove that he wasn’t the father of the child that was born and subsequently died after Brittney Mills was killed. The test results reportedly came back negative.
Breaking: I've been notified by representatives of OT La'el Collins that his paternity test results were (cont) http://t.co/UabDI2Pgq8
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 7, 2015
Additionally, Anderson reports that Collins passed a polygraph test administered to him by an investigator assigned to the case.
Collins has never been named as a suspect in the death of Mills and it’s looking like he will be fully cleared by the police in Baton Rouge very soon.
Several teams appear to be interested in signing Collins as an undrafted free agent and it was reported earlier in the week that the offensive lineman had dinner with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan and that the Miami Dolphins sent a few players to Louisiana to meet with him.
Being as Collins went undrafted, he can only sign a three-year deal for the league minimums with the team that he chooses. While he will be eligible for a signing bonus, that amount won’t be much being as teams have a limit of $86,957 to spend on bonuses for all of their undrafted free agents.
Collins was expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft after having a solid career at LSU. He was in Chicago prior to the draft, but decided to leave a day before it started to return to Baton Rouge to talk to police.
It is still unknown if the Pittsburgh Steelers have any interests in signing Collins.