Jalen Mills, a hard-hitting LSU safety, was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with second-degree battery following a May incident in which he punched a woman in the mouth for apparently knocking on his apartment door. Mills, who was 3rd on the team in tackles last season and was poised to start again as a junior, allegedly punched the woman so hard in her face she was knocked out and later required four stitches on her lip. From Baton Rouge Crime News:
she was at Mills’ apartment complex when she knocked on Mills’ door looking for her friend. Mills opened the door then closed it in the victim’s face so she knocked again. When no one came to the door the victim walked away down the hall. She stated she heard someone say something to her while walking away and when she turned around Mills punched her in the mouth. She fell to the pavement and was unconscious briefly, according to the report. The victim required 4 stitches in her lip as a result of the attack.
The reason it took so long for police to arrest Mills? After the school year ended, he went home to Houston, and just returned this week for summer school. He dodged police for two days before they put out a warrant for his arrest and nabbed him at 2 am.
LSU has “indefinitely suspended” Mills, which, if Les Miles’ history of discipline is any indication, probably means he’ll sit out either game two against Sam Houston St. or game three against UL-Monroe. Would Miles really sit Mills for the opener against Wisconsin?
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