LSU safety Jalen Mills had a chance to talk with the media during Fan Day on Sunday and this to say about his June arrest, per ESPN
Speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest for allegedly hitting a woman and knocking her unconscious in May, Mills said at LSU's media day Sunday that it has been a painful learning experience.
"When everything happened, it happened so fast," Mills said. "I didn't know what I was going to be able to do for a month and a half or so. Just going through everything, if I had a second chance, I wouldn't have myself in this predicament and I wouldn't cause all this confusion on the team."
Mills said his case could serve as a cautionary tale for his younger teammates, convincing them to heed coaches' and outside visitors' warnings about getting into such situations.
"We actually have meetings where coach [Les] Miles and the NCAA bring people in when things like that happen," he said. "Man, listen to those people because you never know what can happen. Anything can happen, like my situation."
Last Monday, coach Miles lifted the Mills suspension just in time for the beginning of fall camp.
Mills attorney Brent Stockstill has said Mills is innocent and will plead not guilty once the case goes to trial.