Shane Ray’s girlfriend Brittany Mills was shot to death in Baton Rouge in April of 2015. They weren’t dating at the time and had been broken up. Brittany was pregnant at the time. Her baby was first thought to have been saved by surgeons and delivered successfully. The baby died seven days later due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Brittany was dating NFL player La’el Collins. No one knows who the father of the child was. After the shooting occurred, police actually considered La’el a top four suspect though ultimately cleared and playing for the Cowboys.
This was just one of a few bummers that Shane had to face recently. He got pulled over for speeding by some cops that same month of 2015 and was busted for possession of marijuana. He wasn’t high, of course (because no human in the history of the Universe has ever been high and speeding). The guy had basically no marijuana on his possession either. Can we just get over the whole athletes and marijuana thing? It’s 2016. Nobody cares, and the NFL is still forcing it’s players to make these dumb apologies. Shane Ray’s ex-girlfriend was mentioned in a few of the articles that talked about his little mistake with the cops. I guess I’d only consider it a mistake insofar as it may have messed his draft prospects up a little. Ironically, he ended up getting drafted to a team located in a state where driving with pot in your car is legal!
The story of Shane Ray’s girlfriend Brittany Mills is indeed a sad one, and the death of her child is also being considered a homicide along with hers. Brittany already had a ten-year old daughter, and she’d been having dinner with her sister the day she was killed. Her sister said that Brittany was very excited about having a second child. It’s rough stuff. Shane himself had a rough upbringing and never had a father around to help him out. Now his ex-girlfriend’s daughter won’t have anyone to help her.