Cowboys Sign Tackle La'el Collins After Police Questioning

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  • Gets guaranteed three-year, $1.65 million deal, ESPN says
  • Collins was sought in questioning about death of ex-girlfriend
La’el Collins, a top National Football League prospect who went undrafted last week as questions continued about the April 24 shooting death of his pregnant former girlfriend, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys.

Collins, an offensive tackle who was projected as a first-round draft pick after playing at Louisiana State University, agreed to a guaranteed three-year, $1.65 million deal, ESPN reported.

Collins, a second-team All-American at LSU last season, had been sought for questioning by Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police after the death of Brittney Mills, the Fort Worth-Star-Telegram said. He met with them on Monday and has never been listed as a suspect in the case, the newspaper said. Paternity tests revealed that Collins was not the father of Mills’s son Brenton, who was born after her death before dying May 1, according to the Star-Telegram.

Collins’s representatives said he passed a polygraph test given by an independent investigator in connection with the case, ESPN said.

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