Alex Collins' Mother Hires Attorney From the Cochran Firm UPDATED
It appears the Alex-Collins-Mother-Absconded-With-His Letter-of-Intent-gate is far from over.
Just this morning, we told you how the South Plantation High star running back recruit said he's still going to sign with Arkansas, even after his mom ran off with his letter of intent Wednesday.
However, Collins' mother, Andrea McDonald, has retained attorney Jack Paris of the Cochran Firm while she contemplates signing the letter of intent that will decide where exactly Alex will be playing football.
Through a statement from Paris, it seems the family wants to take its time before signing the letter, without all them pesky media folk constantly asking what's going on.
The Cochran Firm, founded by the late Johnny Cochran, has historically represented celebrities, athletes, and high-profile individuals such as Michael Jackson, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Pitbull, and, of course, O.J.
"Alex's family has been overwhelmed with media inquiries regarding their impending decision," Paris says. "They want to make a clean choice that is free of any outside influences. This is a very tough decision, and they are weighing their options very carefully. In the meantime, they have requested the Cochran Firm's assistance in clearing up any false or inaccurate statements in the press."
Reports and rumors came out yesterday that Collins' mother didn't have the right to tell her son where to go to school since he's 18. However, the truth is, prospects under age 21 must have their parent or legal guardian sign the letter for it to be considered valid.
In other words, if Andrea McDonald still hasn't changed her mind about wanting Alex to stay home, this whole thing is about to board a train to Crazytown.
Update: Collins' father has signed the letter of intent at a small ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Well played, Alex Collins.
Your move, Johnny Cochran lawyers!
It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!