Odell Beckham, Jr. Will Not Face Criminal Charges For Butt Slap In LSU Locker Room
Star NFL receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. will reportedly no longer face criminal charges for slapping the butt of a New Orleans Police officer following LSU’s national championship victory. In a video, Odell Beckham is seen smacking an unexpecting NOPD officer on the back side in the player’s locker room inside Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
OBJ wasn’t gonna let that officer spoil the fun.. told him to get the gat. ? pic.twitter.com/sWoWj53r42
— ? (@wannabjoyful) January 14, 2020
Soon after, the Cleveland Browns released a statement saying OBJ and his team are cooperating with the police in reference to his warrant,
“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.”
Days later (Jan. 16th), the NOPD issued the LSU first-round pick an arrest warrant accusing OBJ of simple battery in relation to the locker room assault. However, the officer in question reportedly has decided to rethink his decision to press charges according to a police statement on Saturday (Jan. 18th), the officer
“has decided to drop the charge.”
Later Saturday, a spokesman for the Orleans Parish District Attorney said,
“Absent a complaining witness, this is not a case our office intends to pursue.”
With being cleared of one nightmare from Monday night, OBJ is also being investigated by LSU for allegedly passing out handfuls of one-hundred-dollar bills to the college’s football players. According to reports, the money OBJ was seen handing out cash to two different players as he took in their victory inside Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday was allegedly fake.
The NCAA had been in contact with the Southeastern Conference regarding the matter. OBJ has not released any statements regarding any of his LSU issues from Monday’s victory aftermath.
Odell Beckham the ultimate MCM, handing out money to someone doesn't need it anymore pic.twitter.com/9q6PYFFsPn
— Sizwe (@sizwey) January 15, 2020
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