LSU suspends defensive back charged with battery

A Baton Rouge, La., TV station reports that LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested on a battery charge.

According to WAFB-TV, Mills was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison early Wednesday morning on a charge of second-degree battery. No bond has been set.

LSU announced Wednesday afternoon that Mills was suspended indefinitely from the team. Coach Les Miles said that he will make no further comments about the issue until the case has gone through the legal system.

WAFB cited from the probable-cause report that a woman claimed Mills punched her in the mouth May 4 at his apartment complex. The report stated that she added “she fell to the pavement and was briefly unconscious.”

The victim reportedly suffered a cut on her lip that required four stitches. The report also stated that a witness gave the same account as the victim.

According to the probable-cause report, the victim said she was at the apartment complex and knocked on Mills’ door because she was looking for her friend. The report stated that Mills confronted the woman and closed the door in her face.

It added that she knocked again, but when no one answered, she walked away. The report went on to state that the woman claimed she heard someone say something and when she turned around, she was punched in the mouth.

Mills, listed at 6-foot-1 and 189 pounds, is a junior safety from DeSoto, Texas. Last season, he played in 13 games and ranked third on the team in tackles with 67. He had three interceptions and three sacks.

The TV station reported that the investigation is ongoing.

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