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Jalen Mills thankful to be back with LSU, doesn’t apologize

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Things are already back to normal for LSU safety Jalen Mills.

Five days after the safety was reinstated as part of the Tigers’ program once felony charges for punching a woman in the mouth and knocking her unconscious were reduced to a misdemeanor, Mills spoke with the media regarding his experience of being indefinitely suspended from the team.

“When everything happened, it happened so fast,” Mills told ESPN.com. “I didn’t know what I was going to be able to do for a month and a half or so. Just going through everything, if I had a second chance, I wouldn’t have myself in this predicament, and I wouldn’t cause all this confusion on the team.”

The No. 1 concern for Mills during that time seems to be whether or not he could play for LSU during this upcoming season.

“We actually have meetings where Coach [Les] Miles and the NCAA bring people in when things like that happen,” Mills said. “Man, listen to those people because you never know what can happen. Anything can happen, like my situation.

“It was kind of rough, just going through the whole process, not knowing whether I would be there to play with these guys. They’re my brothers, so once I heard those guys voted me back on the team, I was thankful.”

Mills established he was thankful to his team for reinstating him, but did he regret his actions?

Let’s see what he had to say next…

“It’s just a learning experience,” Mills said. “I’m learning from it right now. I just have to keep moving forward and just keep pushing and just try to stay focused on football.”

Not once did Mills apologize to the unnamed victim he allegedly punched. While Mills can’t get into specifics due to it still being an open case, he could have shown a little more contrition for his actions.

The world of sports becomes more sensitive each passing day regarding the treatment of women by athletes. Mills’ explanation and LSU’s handling of the junior’s reinstatement are completely tone deaf to the evolving landscape in sports.

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12 Responses to “Jalen Mills thankful to be back with LSU, doesn’t apologize”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 10, 2014 9:32 PM

    Allegedly

  2. buk06 says: Aug 10, 2014 9:34 PM

    Do you want to clarify & say he didn’t apologize publicly? Can you check on that (Journalism 101) & get back to us before we jump on your bandwagon…

  3. bonerchamp says: Aug 10, 2014 9:38 PM

    Les loves these kind of guys

  4. cfballfan1 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:02 PM

    So his “alleged” crime against a woman demands contrition but Jameis Winston’s “alleged” crime against a woman doesn’t?

    Funny how that works.

  5. herrcules13 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:22 PM

    Or maybe YOU’RE tone deaf to the facts….

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 10, 2014 11:01 PM

    I’m tired of b.s. apologies from athletes. Doesn’t phase me at all.

  7. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 11, 2014 4:34 AM

    Apologize? Check the back of your insurance card for your auto insurance clearly says don’t say anything including I’m sorry.

    Maybe if the laws in our country weren’t so screwed up people could actually act human.

  8. hoosiercolts says: Aug 11, 2014 8:52 AM

    Innocent until proven guilty. The second he apologizes…. He’s removed all pretense of innocence. Why would even come close to admitting guilt? If he apologized, he’d be a decent guy….. But a very stupid decent guy for admiring guilt on tape. NEVER do the prosecutors job for him.

  9. infrno says: Aug 11, 2014 9:12 AM

    So you’re still not going to admit you were wrong in initially “reporting” that he made a plea deal to reduce the charges?

  10. outlaw53 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:51 AM

    Witnesses at the scene describe Mills’ new girlfriend as the perpetrator of the attack…Mills was simply foolish enough to open his dorm room door. This is simply a version of Drama 101. Old girlfriend finds out that new girlfriend is sleeping over and knocks on the door to find out…then gets her arse whipped. End of story.

  11. southernpatriots says: Aug 11, 2014 12:14 PM

    infrno! Now, you are letting reasoning and truth get in the way again! Can’t do that on these blogs. (so glad you resist the trend and keep the truth out there….

    No plea deal ever discussed or agreed to by Jalen to this point. The DA determined he did not have the evidence to make the original police charge stick, so he reduced the charge. If another person is responsible for the punch and/or if there are extenuating circumstances, which there generally are in cases such as this, this may not even make it to trial.

  12. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 11, 2014 12:27 PM

    “hoosiercolts says: Aug 11, 2014 8:52 AM

    Innocent until proven guilty. The second he apologizes…. He’s removed all pretense of innocence. Why would even come close to admitting guilt? If he apologized, he’d be a decent guy….. But a very stupid decent guy for admiring guilt on tape. NEVER do the prosecutors job for him.”

    As much as I enjoy making fun the (lack of) player discipline in the $SEC hoosiercolts is right on the money. In this LSU dirtbag’s defense, while there are still charges pending, making an apology makes it seem as if you’re guilty and they can use that statement in court.

    This is just another case of how the legal system has made it so people can no longer be civil. It used to be if you made a mistake you said you were sorry and it was all over. Now if you say you’re sorry, some scumbag lawyer is all too willing to sue you so they can take their 40% of the settlement. After all, lawyers are people too and how else can they afford their new yacht and five Mercedes.

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