Former LSU OL La'el Collins meets with Bills head coach in Baton Rouge

La'el Collins arrives to be interviewed by investigators. (Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB)
La'el Collins arrives to be interviewed by investigators. (Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins was seen walking into a Baton Rouge restaurant with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan Monday night.

Collins also met with police Monday morning for an interview about the death of a pregnant woman.

Collins arrived at the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) housed within Louisiana State Police Headquarters just before 10 a.m. to be questioned by detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He walked out of the building before 11:30 a.m.

Jim Boren, Collins' attorney, said his client answered all of the questions from investigators. When asked if Collins is cleared, Boren responded he thinks he has been clear from the beginning.

"I think he's not a suspect and he answered all the questions that they had. Every question. We didn't claim the fifth, we answered every single question. We gave them all the information they asked for and he's ready to get his life back," Boren said.

"We answered all their questions. La'el is not going to make any comments. I'm not going to make any comments. The investigation is going to continue and La'el is going to start making efforts to get his football career back on track."

Prior to the meeting, Boren said he hoped to "see the whole picture." When asked if Collins would clear his name, Boren responded, "that's the point."

Police have been asking to interview Collins for nearly a week now. When asked why it took so long for him to show up, Boren said "I'm really not going to answer any more questions about that. I think the way the process worked was the way it worked in many, many cases."

Police released a statement at 2:25 p.m. stating: "Today around 10:30 a.m. La'el Collins met with investigators while accompanied by his attorney. Collins fully cooperated with investigators and is still not considered a suspect in the homicide of Brittney and Brenton Mills."

Investigators believe Collins had a romantic relationship with the victim at one time. Authorities said he is not a suspect.

Brittney Mills, 29, was gunned down at her apartment on April 24. She was about eight months pregnant. Her baby was delivered, but died Friday.

An autopsy is scheduled Monday on Brenton Mills. His mother was laid to rest Saturday.

The investigation into the murder of Brittney Mills is ongoing. Police have not made any arrests.

Collins was considered a possible first round pick in the NFL draft, but went undrafted.

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