Odell Beckham Jr has arrest warrant issued after slapping police officer’s butt in LSU locker room
Odell Beckham Jr created a problematic situation for LSU when he handed out cash to Tigers players following Monday night’s win over Clemson in the national championship game, but the star receiver is facing legal trouble for another stunt he pulled after the game.
According to Ramon Antonio Vargas of Nolan.com, police have obtained an arrest warrant for Beckham after a video that circulated on social media showed him slapping a police officer on the backside. The officer appeared to be telling LSU players to put out their victory cigars in the locker room when Beckham came up behind him and delivered the slap.
OBJ wasn’t gonna let that officer spoil the fun.. told him to get the gat. pic.twitter.com/sWoWj53r42
— 🕊 (@wannabjoyful) January 14, 2020
As you might expect, the officer did not look pleased. Beckham walked away afterword and it appeared the incident might be overlooked, but a police spokesman says a simple battery warrant was issued for Beckham after authorities saw the video. A warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge was initially sought, but a judge declined it.
Between the cash stunt and slapping a police officer on the rear end, Beckham acted like a complete fool after LSU won. You can understand why LSU allowed him to hang around the team as someone who is an NFL superstar and Tiger alum, but it would not be a surprise if he is persona non grata going forward.
LSU initially said the money Beckham handed out was fake, but some comments Joe Burrow made on a podcast indicated otherwise. The school has since announced that it is working with the NCAA and the SEC to rectify the situation.