LRN Sportscast 16:45 May 4

Baton Rouge Police say after meeting with former LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins, he is still not a suspect in the murder of Brittney Mills and her infant child, Brenton Mills. Brittney was fatally shot on April 24th, while eight months pregnant, and then her baby died a week later after she was able to give birth.

Collins attorney, Jim Boren, says the Baton Rouge native is cooperating with the investigation and ready to get his NFL career started…
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Boren would not say whether or not Collins submitted to a paternity test, as it’s been reported that Collins and Mills were romantically involved.

Collins continues to be without a team after last week’s NFL draft. Meanwhile, the Saints have signed 13 undrafted free agents. After not drafting a wide receiver, they signed two of them today, Malcolme Kennedy of Texas A-and-M and R-J Harris of New Hampshire.

In the 2015 draft, the Saints used six of their nine draft picks to select players on the defensive side of the ball. Head Coach Sean Payton hopes all of them can contribute in some way…
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In other NFL news, former Louisiana Tech standout Houston Bates has accepted a minicamp invite from the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins. Former Grambling quarterback DJ Williams will get a tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At the softball Fast Pitch 56 tournament this past weekend, Sam Houston was the winner in Class 5A, North DeSoto won the 4A title, John Curtis was the Three-A champ and it’s the Patriots fourth consecutive championship. Menard won Two-A by beating Winnfield and Central Catholic is the one-A champion.