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LSU suspends defensive back Jalen Mills after arrest for second-degree battery

Jalen Mills recorded three interceptions, three sacks and 67 tackles for LSU last season.Jalen Mills produced three picks, three sacks and 67 tackles for the Tigers last season. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested on a charge of second-degree battery following an alleged altercation with a female last month, RedStickNow.com of Baton Rouge reports.

According to the report, Mills allegedly punched a woman at his apartment in May.

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.

The report states that after several attempts to contact Mills were unsuccessful, a felony warrant was issued for his arrest Tuesday. He is currently awaiting a bond hearing.

LSU sports information directior Michael Bonnette told WAFB in Baton Rouge that Mills has been suspended indefinitely from the program.

A two-year starter in the LSU defensive backfield, Mills has started 26 games for the Tigers and was a Freshman All-America selection in 2012. In 2013 Mills recorded 67 tackles -- third on the team -- and grabbed a team-leading three interceptions.

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