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LSU DB Jalen Mills suspended indefinitely after battery arrest

LSU's Jalen Mills had 67 tackles and three interceptions last season. (AP Photo/Margaret Bowles) LSU's Jalen Mills had 67 tackles and three interceptions last season. (AP Photo/Margaret Bowles)

LSU indefinitely suspended junior defensive back Jalen Mills after he was arrested and charged with second-degree battery.

Mills turned himself to authorities and is awaiting bond.

According to WAFB.com and a probable cause report, Mills allegedly punched a woman in the mouth at his residence on May 4. The report states that the woman "fell to the pavement and was briefly unconscious." She suffered a cut lip which required four sutures to close.

Authorities made contact with Mills by phone May 29 but he said was not in Baton Rouge, so an appointment was made for him to meet with police on Tuesday. When Mills did not show and did not respond to calls, an arrest warrant was issued.

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The report said Mills is listed at 6'0" and 195 pounds, according to his identification. The victim is listed at 5'3" and 113 pounds. The report also stated 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. It stated Mills confronted the woman and closed the door in her face. It added she knocked again, but when no one answered, she walked away.

Mills was third on LSU with 67 total tackles and had three interceptions in 13 games last season. He has started all 26 games in the past two seasons for the team and was named of 42 players chosen to the 2014 Lott Trophy watch list.

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