Odell Beckham Jr could’ve simply acted like other LSU alums on Monday night and he would be just fine today, but he didn’t, and now he’s in a world of trouble.
An arrest warrant was sent out for the Cleveland Browns wide receiver after he was viewed smacking the behind of an officer while in the LSU Tigers locker room following the blowout victory over the Clemson Tigers.
That officer later stated that he was so enraged from being smacked on the butt that he resisted the urge to punch Odell.
On Friday, New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro spoke out about the situation and urged Odell to turn himself in.
“I would hope that he would turn himself in so this matter can be disposed of,” Cannizzaro said, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
He continued to blast Odell for taking the focus off of one of the greatest college football teams ever with his antics after the game.
“It’s very disturbing to me, I will be very candid with you about that,’’ Cannizzaro, who will decide whether to prosecute Beckham, said. “At a time when we should be celebrating in my opinion, probably one of the greatest football teams in the history of America, probably one of the best quarterbacks we’ve ever seen in the history of this country, a great coaching staff, when all of the focus should be on these young men and their accomplishments, unfortunately we see this very, very silly and uncalled for event by someone that has now caused the whole focus of what should be a celebratory event to be now sanctioned and to be scrutinized now by LSU, to be scrutinized by the SEC, by the NCAA, by the NFL and now our police department and ultimately this office.”
The charge carries a fine of up to $1,000 and a maximum of six months in prison.