Extra hassle for Odell Beckham … a warrant for his arrest has been issued by a decide after the NFL star slapped a safety officer within the ass in the course of the LSU locker room celebration.
“We will verify a warrant has been issued on a cost of straightforward battery,” a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports activities.
And get this … authorities initially sought to cost Beckham with misdemeanor sexual battery, according to Nola.com … however a decide would not approve it. As a substitute, the decide agreed the easy battery cost was extra acceptable.
Footage of the incident went viral … Beckham was celebrating with the LSU soccer workforce after they gained the Nationwide Championship on the Superdome on Monday evening when the incident went down.
A police officer gave the impression to be policing gamers over cigar smoking within the locker room when Odell reached again and slapped the man HARD proper on his ass.
If convicted, 27-year-old Beckham faces as much as 6 months in jail and a $1,000 tremendous.
Beckham’s look on the CFP Nationwide Championship recreation has been nothing in need of a catastrophe — not solely is he accused of a criminal offense, however he additionally received LSU in sizzling water for allegedly handing out REAL cash to LSU soccer gamers whereas celebrating on the sector.
LSU has self-reported the cash incident to the NCAA and will face critical punishment.
Beckham is a former LSU star WR who at present performs for the Cleveland Browns.
Beckham is among the highest-paid gamers within the NFL — he signed a $95 million contract extension in 2018, with about $65 mil assured.