If attention is what Odell Beckham Jr. wanted on Monday night, he certainly got it in many different ways.
Video from after the game showed the Cleveland Browns wide receiver in the LSU Tigers locker room taking notice of a security guard speaking sternly to the players and trying to get them to stop from smoking cigars inside the stadium.
Odell decided it was a good time to slap that security guard on the ass.
On Thursday, New Orleans police issued a simple battery arrest warrant for that smack on the butt in the locker room after LSU’s national championship win over Clemson.
Nola.com also reported that police had initially sought a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge, but it was declined by a judge. It was re-written as a count of simple battery, which was approved.
Police were in LSU’s locker room at the Superdome and were reportedly threatening to arrest players for smoking victory cigars, in defiance of the law prohibiting smoking inside the facility.
Beckham came up behind one officer as he was talking to offensive lineman Damien Lewis:
Aside from this warrant, Odell also caused an uproar when he was viewed handing cash to players after their win, which has likely caused a mess for LSU’s NCAA compliance department.