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Report: Simple battery charge for LSU safety Jalen Mills coming

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On Sunday LSU head coach Les Miles confirmed safety Jalen Mills was still serving an indefinite suspension, thus making him unavailable for fall camp for the time being. That is because LSU is allowing the legal system to run its course following an arrest for an alleged assault this spring. Today, according to a report from The Advocate, charges for that incident are about to be filed.

Early Monday morning The Advocate reported Mills will be charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. This information reportedly came from the Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office via text message. As previously reported, Mills was arrested on a second-degree battery charge after allegedly punching a woman in the mouth. LSU quickly issued an indefinite suspension.

The legal system still has to play out before Mills could possibly return to the LSU playing field. He was expected to be a key contributor to the Tigers defense this season after making a move from defensive back to safety. With Mills now seeing a reduced charge against him, the likelihood he does return to LSU seems to increase, although any decision on a suspension will have to come from Miles first. Will he hold another team vote, as he did for former running back Jeremy Hill? That did not play out too well in the public eye, so here’s to hoping Miles makes the decision on his own.

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3 Responses to “Report: Simple battery charge for LSU safety Jalen Mills coming”
  1. bigdinla says: Aug 4, 2014 9:10 AM

    Please, the Baton Rouge courts have LSU exactly what they wanted. I doubt he misses any real game time.

  2. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 4, 2014 9:14 AM

    Just another message sent that it’s OK to hit a woman because you can always get away with it if you’re an SEC football player.

  3. ducksk says: Aug 4, 2014 12:53 PM

    The current culture of NCAA will only change when draconian changes are made to the NCAA office, AD’s, and coaches. Otherwise it will continue…..can we please hold these folks accountable to strict guidelines, enforced and even across any program. Isn’t that the mission of the NCAA ? Start throwing bad characters out for good, make consequences clear, and the message will hit home with student athletes real quick.

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