La'el Collins net worth: Cowboys tackle suspended for 5 games for substance violation
Collins will be eligible to return to the Cowboys' active roster on Oct 18 after the team's Week 6 game at New England
Dallas Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins has been suspended for the next five games without pay for violation of the league’s policy on substances of abuse, an NFL spokesperson confirmed. Collins' suspension can be traced back to a series of 2020 tests the tackle allegedly missed. Reportedly, the player has an explanation for all of those absences, but the 2020 update to the league's policy on substances of abuse mandates fines, not suspensions, as discipline for "unexcused failure to appear for testing" for players in Stage Two of the program.
NFL agent Peter Schaffer, representing Collins in the matter, said his client's appeal remains ongoing. "We are extremely disappointed in how the NFL has handled this entire matter from trampling on Collins's rights to prematurely releasing the information knowing a timely appeal was filed to intentionally misleading the court at the hearing,” Schaffer said in a statement. “The extent and effort the NFL went to accomplish its ends is appalling.” Collins' suspension stems from missing drug tests, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Collins, 28, will be eligible to return to the Cowboys' active roster on Oct. 18 after the team's Week 6 game at New England.
The news comes hours after it was revealed the Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup will not be playing for three to five weeks due to a calf strain. The team was also without All-Pro right guard Zack Martin for Thursday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a 31-29 loss, due to his placement on the NFL's reserve/Covid-19 list. The Cowboys have been in the news after Dak Prescott refused to reveal his vaccination status and said he wasn't obliged to provide an answer because of HIPAA.
What is La'el Collins's net worth?
Born on July 26, 1993, La'el Collins play as the offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He has played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU) where he won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, recognizing Southeastern Conference's (SEC) top offensive lineman, in 2014. Collins signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015.
In his true freshman year in 2011, Collins played in seven games with no starts. In a total of 46 snaps on the offensive line, he posted five knockdown blocks and was recognized as a Freshman All-American by CBSSports.com after the season. As a sophomore, Collins started all 13 games for LSU, replacing Will Blackwell at left guard, and led the team in both total snaps (836) and knockdowns (64.5). He was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after playing all 84 offensive snaps at #1 Alabama, helping the Tigers to compile 22 first downs, 139 yards rushing, and 296 passing against the nation’s No. 1 defense. Having played every offensive snap in LSU’s last eleven games, Collins earned honorable mention All-SEC honors by the Associated Press.
Acording to Sportrac, Collins "signed a 5 year, $50,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2021, Collins will earn a base salary of $1,094,120 and a restructure bonus of $7,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $6,344,120 and a dead cap value of $20,750,000."