Time to hit the reset button on the “Days Without an Arrest” ticker once more. LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with second-degree battery according to a report by a Baton Rouge news station.
As reported by WAFB, Mills was booked on a second-degree battery charge. As a result, Mills has been indefinitely suspended by LSU, allowing for the legal process to play out for now before making any further judgements on his status on the roster.
According to the police report cited by WAFB, Mills is accused of punching a woman in the mouth at his apartment in early May. The police report says the woman claims to have fallen to the pavement and was briefly unconscious. A witness was able to confirm the details of the report to police. Mills was unavailable to talk to police after arrangements to talk about the incident this week. With Mills not making himself available to police, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
The details of the incident sure do seem ugly, but of course for now these are just accusations. there is no word on any court date at this time for the two-year starter at LSU. In the spring Mills moved from cornerback to safety.
One of the more underrated storylines heading into Week 6 continued its tack of uncertainty Tuesday.
During the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, Dalvin Cook tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return to the contest. The sophomore running back was initially labeled as day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Miami, and that hasn’t changed as Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed that Cook’s status for the in-state rivalry game remains up in the air.
“We’ll keep waiting,” the head coach said, adding that, because of Cook’s knowledge of the offense, he could sit out of practice the entire week and still take the field against the Hurricanes.
“He knows what to do, you can keep him healthy and do that there’s no doubt about that,” Fisher said.
Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th. The Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher, Mario Pender, is still dealing with the aftereffects of a collapsed lung that will sideline him for at least another week.
Oklahoma State’s defense has taken what will likely prove to be a very significant and impactful blow.
On Twitter as well as Instagram late Tuesday night, Ryan Simmons announced that he “recently tore my MCL & PCL which will require surgery.” As a result, Simmons, who was injured in the Week 5 win over Kansas State, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, even as OSU has yet to officially confirm the linebacker’s status moving forward.
Because Simmons is a senior, and this is his final season of eligibility, the end of his 2015 season would also mean the end of his collegiate career.
Simmons has started the last 31 games for the Cowboys. He was second on the team in tackles last season, and his 26 career tackles for loss makes him OSU’s active leader in that category as well.
On his official bio, it’s written that Simmons is “[o]ne of the unquestioned leaders of the team, both on and off the field.”