Odell Beckham Jr. just got a gift from the gods.
On Monday, video surfaced of the Cleveland Browns wide receiver slapping the booty of a cop in the LSU Tigers locker room who was simply trying to make sure no players were smoking cigars due to it being a building violation.
Beckham was slapped with an arrest warrant as a result, but things have since changed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“The New Orleans Police Department could withdraw the arrest warrant issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as early as this weekend after the complaining officer signed an affidavit saying he did not want to pursue charges, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the developments.
NOLA.com was the first to report that the Superdome police officer decided he did not want to press charges.
According to the law enforcement source, the Superdome officer said in his affidavit that he was a commissioned law officer who chose on his own not to file an arrest. The source expects the NOPD to withdraw the warrant as a result — which would effectively end the case against Beckham. The NOPD has not yet commented on its plans.”
The 27-year-old Beckham, who is from New Orleans, was also captured on video passing out money to several LSU players immediately after the Tigers’ 42-25 victory.
The university’s athletic department issued a statement saying it was aware of video showing “apparent cash” being given to players by Beckham and that it has been in contact with the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference regarding the matter.