Report: Police issue warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. following his interaction with officer in LSU locker room following title game
Odell Beckham Jr. just can’t seem to stay out of the news.
After a video of the Cleveland Browns receiver handing LSU players cash on the field following their win over Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game went viral, Beckham has once again become national news for his antics off the field.
LSU initially said the cash Beckham was giving out wasn’t real, apparently LSU would have you believe Beckham is a big Monopoly fan, but the team’s stance was later contradicted by Joe Burrow during a podcast interview.
Following those twists in the story, LSU had to release the following statement on Wednesday.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Odell Beckham Jr. interacting with LSU student-athletes and others unaffiliated with the team following the championship game Monday night. Initial information suggested bills that were exchanged were novelty bills. Information and footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes. We were in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately upon learning of this situation in which some of our student-athletes may have been placed in a compromising position. We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation.”
Now the story takes another turn as the New Orleans Police Department has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Odell Beckham Jr. according to WDSU NBC. After Beckham was seen giving LSU players cash, he then went with the team back into the locker room. At some point during the ongoing locker room celebration, Beckham allegedly slapped an officer on the butt.
That’s where these charges originate.
While the biggest story in Louisiana is LSU’s historic run to the national championship, Beckham’s antics remain in the spotlight for actions that appear to have been completely avoidable.
Here’s a video of the incident, if you missed it:
Per multiple outlets, an arrest warrant has been issued for #Browns WR Odell Beckham. He is being charged with simple battery.
He slapped the ass of a cop during #LSU's post-game locker room celebration.
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— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 16, 2020