Alex Collins signs with Arkansas, mother hires lawyer
Alex Collins and his father have both signed the national letter of intent to join the Razorbacks, while his mother, Andrea McDonald, has hired a lawyer from Johnnie Cochran’s firm, reports the Miami Herald News:
The mother of South Plantation High running back Alex Collins has hired an attorney with the Cochran firm to represent the family “while she contemplates on signing the NCAA’s Letter of Intent” that will decide where her son plays football in college.
The firm, founded by O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran, made the announcement Thursday.
McDonald was opposed to her son going to Arkansas, preferring instead that he attend the University of Miami. Collins was not present at the commitment ceremony at his school, South Plantation High, and it was reported that his mother had confiscated the letter of intent. It appears that Collins was also unaware his mother had plans of seeking legal guidance:
Just showed Alex Collins the news release from The Cochran Firm. He was stunned. Truly didn't know his mom had retained an attorney—
Steve Gorten (@sgorten) February 07, 2013