Jalen Mills, LSU DB, to Enter Pretrial Diversion Program for 2014 Arrest

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 23:  Cornerback Jalen Mills #28 of the LSU Tigers celebrates while taking on the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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LSU safety Jalen Mills didn't miss a single game for the Tigers last season on the heels of a 2014 arrest, and he is now being given a chance to avoid significant legal punishment as well.  

According to Gerron Jordan of WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the senior defensive back will enter a pretrial diversion program stemming from an incident in which he allegedly punched a woman in May 2014:

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BREAKING: LSU DB Jalen Mills agrees to enter one year pretrial diversion program in 2014 simple battery case. @WAFB

Per Jordan, Mills must follow a few conditions in order to successfully complete the program:

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MORE: Some conditions of Mills' pretrial diversion program include staying criminal/drug/alcohol free, 30 hours of community service. @WAFB

If the Desoto, Texas, native is able to satisfactorily follow the pretrial diversion, then it is possible that the charges against him will be dropped.

Mills figures to be a significant part of LSU's perennially strong secondary in 2015, and playing without the weight of criminal charges on his shoulders should be beneficial.

Nothing will be finalized until Mills completes the program, but he is being given a golden opportunity that he cannot afford to squander.

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