LSU CB Jalen Mills arrested, suspended after charges of second-degree battery


Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles congratulates cornerback Jalen Mills (28) and teammates during the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Raymond James Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has been arrested on charges of second-degree battery and has been suspended by the program indefinitely as of 11am, nine hours after he was booked.  The details of the incident according to the victim are extremely concerning and paint Mills in an extremely poor light.

The victim alleges that she went to knock on Mills’ door looking for her friend only to have the door slammed in her face.  After attempting to knock again and not getting an answer, she says she walked away from the door.  After she head a voice behind her, she says she turned around where Mills is said to have punched her in the face.  She would require four stitches.

A witness corroborated that Mills was the assailant and after he did not showed up for a meeting or answered phone calls to investigate, police issued a felony warrant for the Tiger defender and arrested him at 2am.  The school has not issued a statement yet, but they were swift in their reaction.

Mills was a freshman All-American out of DeSoto, Texas and has been regarded as one of the more talented defensive back prospects in the SEC this season where he will be eligible to enter the NFL Draft, should he choose.  If he is ultimately found guilty of this charge, it will really hurt his stock and even if he is ultimately cleared, teams will have questions about the situation.  Mills will have his chance to tell his side of the story to police, but the early reading on the situation is extremely worrying.