Odell Beckham Jr.'s legal problems might be behind him.
The Superdome officer who was slapped on the rear by the Cleveland Browns wide receiver after LSU's championship victory Monday has decided not to press charges, NOLA.com reported. A video of the encounter has gone viral.
The New Orleans Police Department has issued an arrest warrant accusing Odell Beckham Jr. of simple battery. Odell slapped an officers behind in the locker room after LSU’s win on Monday.pic.twitter.com/RughGGXLsN— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 16, 2020
The website, citing several anonymous sources, said the 48-year-old officer had signed an affidavit saying he did not want to pursue legal action against Beckham, 27, who is from New Orleans and played for LSU.
The New Orleans Police Department had obtained a warrant for Beckham's arrest on a count of simple battery, WAFB reported.
New Orleans police could rescind the warrant or continue to pursue it, NOLA.com reported.
Security officer is not pressing charges against Browns’ WR Odell Beckham Jr.https://t.co/hWyw66eoXO— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2020
According to the website, the officer had ordered LSU players to put out celebratory cigars lit in the locker room. While talking with one player, the lieutenant said he was struck in the rear by a man who was identified as Beckham.
The Browns issued a statement Thursday and said Beckham's representatives "are cooperating with authorities to appropriately address the situation," WAFB reported.
Beckham has already come under scrutiny for reportedly throwing cash at players after the Tigers’ 42-25 victory against Clemson, potentially violating NCAA rules.
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