May 07, 2015

Dallas Cowboys Sign Undrafted Top Draft Prospect La'el Collins: The Dallas Cowboys have signed undrafted free agent La'el Collins, an LSU offensive lineman expected to be a top-15 pick in this year's draft until a story broke that Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police wanted to question him about the April 24 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend and the baby she was carrying, who died on May 1. Police have not called Collins a person of interest or a suspect. The baby's paternity was tested and Collins was not the father. "His situation ended up being a lot clearer this week than it was last week," Bryan Broaddus of told Gannett Louisiana.

posted by rcade to football at 04:31 PM - 2 comments

A question for the Patriots fans here who seem troubled by the Deflategate report: Would you trade your team's PR problems for mine?

If Collins is completely uninvolved in the murder, which so far seems the most likely outcome, then this is a massive draft day steal.

But having to use the phrase "if he didn't kill a woman" is not something you want to say about your team's newest acquisition, especially when the Greg Hardy signing is already a black eye.

posted by rcade at 04:36 PM on May 07, 2015

I don't think you can really say because the Pats have the Aaron Hernandez thing directly in the rear view so if they did this the #hottake brigade would explode. That said, I can't believe the Cowboys have signed an almost-convicted murderer whose worst crime is that he won't man up and admit he murdered this girl, Sharon Tate, NBC's Thursday night hegemony and stole the Lindbergh baby.

posted by yerfatma at 07:20 PM on May 07, 2015

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