LSU DB Jalen Mills agrees to pretrial diversion program

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An LSU football player appeared in court Wednesday for a trial on a charge of simple battery.

Jalen Mills, a defensive back for the Tigers, is accused of hitting a woman. The incident stemmed from a fight at Mills' apartment complex last May.

He agreed to enroll in a one-year pretrial diversion program with a number of conditions. Those conditions include:

No criminal conduct

No drug/alcohol arrest

30 hours of community service

Maintain full-time employment or student status

Pay for any medical expenses incurred by victim

The victim agreed with the conditions of the program.

District Attorney Hillar Moore said the medical expenses Mills must pay range between $500 and $1000. Mills must also submit to a psychological evaluation. The community service he must perform is specific to working with children discussing the importance of staying in school.

He added PTI is the standard program for this type of offense when the victim allows it and Mills received standard treatment.

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