New Orleans police issues warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. after slapping officer on the butt

On Thursday, New Orleans police issueda simple battery arrest warrant for Beckham for slapping a police officer on the butt in the locker room after LSU’s national championship win over Clemson.

This week, the Cleveland Brownsreceiver has brought it all on himself.

Nola.com reported that police had initially sought a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge, but it was declined by a judge. It was rewritten as a count of simple battery, which was approved.

Police were in LSU’s locker room at the Superdome, and reportedly were threatening to arrest players for smoking victory cigars, in defiance of the law prohibiting smoking inside the facility.

As the video below shows, Beckham came up behind one officer as he was talking to offensive lineman Damien Lewis and smacked him:

 

The Browns issued a statement saying, “We are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter. They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation.”

That’s not the only thing the former LSU standout did on Monday night that raised eyebrows: he also is on video handing cash to players after their win, which has likely caused a mess for LSU’s NCAA compliance department. (References: Yahoo and NOLA.com | Image: Odell Beckham Instagram)




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