LSU Safety Jalen Mills Arrested for Allegedly Punching a Woman in the Mouth
Jalen Mills's alleged crime might give him a head start in the Fantasy Crime League.
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There are two reasons I haven't brought the Fantasy Crime League concept to the collegiate ranks yet:
1. The outstanding college football blog edsbs.com already gives out the Fulmer Cup each offseason for that exact purpose (to highlight frequent performance in the category of "crime"), and the last thing you want to do is be the guy who is second to the market and starting up a rival promotion. In WWE parlance, my trophy would always be viewed as the Intercontinental championship. You don't want to be the Intercontinental champion.
2. I already have enough on my plate as commissioner of the NFL Fantasy Crime League. I am just one, solitary man. I can only do so much.
However, if you're into scouting for the next level crime-wise, college is the place to go, and when it comes to sending guys who are a little bit dirty to the next level, LSU has been a solid feeder program of late!
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Dare I say, LSU is the LSU of Fantasy Crime feeder systems!
Which brings us to Jalen Mills...
Mills is a junior safety for the LSU program, its third leading tackler, and part of what will likely be one of the top defenses in the SEC this coming fall. He also appears to have some anger management issues, as he was recently charged with second degree battery when he allegedly punched a female victim in the mouth at his apartment complex back in May.
Here's the story, courtesy of RedStickNow and its Baton Rouge Crime News section:
The victim, who notified authorities, stated 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.
Mills was identified in a 6 person line-up by the victim as the person who punched her. A witness also came forward and corroborated the victim's statement, stating Mills was the one who punched the female victim.
Mills' identification lists his height as 6'0″, 195 lbs. The victim's identification lists her height as 5'3″, 113 lbs.
So why did it take so long to bring Mills in? Why is this late May incident becoming a story on June 11? Well, apparently, Mills (a De Soto High School graduate) was in (wait for it) ... HOUSTON! And when investigators contacted him he told them he wouldn't be back in Baton Rouge until June 9th for summer school:
Investigators made an appointment to speak with Mills on June 10th at 5:00pm, which Mills missed. Mills also did not answer the investigators phone call nor return a voice mail left by the investigator. A felony warrant was issued for his arrest for 2nd Degree Battery later that day.
Mills was taken into custody and booked into EBR Parish Prison around 2:00 Wednesday morning.
According to the story, Mills has been suspended from the team indefinitely. There has been no comment from Les Miles on when he plans to allow his players to vote Mills back onto the team, so he can suspend him for a series or two against Sam Houston State.
At least that's what I'm assuming happens, based on past precedent.
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