New Orleans police officers issue arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. after the Browns star slapped a male officer on the BUTT while celebrating LSU's title win
- An arrest warrant was issued for Odell Beckham Jr. after a video posted on social networks showed him smacking a New Orleans policeman's butt on Monday night.
- Beckham celebrated winning LSU national title with players in locker room
- The Louisiana native and former LSU star can be seen watching the official warn players for smoking victory cigars in the locker room
- Towards the end of the video, Beckham ends and slaps the cop's ass
- The policeman then turns and approaches Beckham, who is seen dancing
- New Orleans police sought an arrest warrant for sexual misdemeanor, but the arrest warrant released was only for simple
- Beckham's post-game antics also caught the eye of LSU, which is investigating cash gifts for players after the victory – a potential NCAA violation.
An arrest warrant was issued to Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. by New Orleans police after a video posted on social media revealed that the NFL star slapped a male police officer on the back while celebrating the title win. LSU national team in the Tigers locker room at the Superdome on Monday.
The warrant is for a simple battery, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman told the Daily Mail.
A Louisiana native and former LSU player Beckham can be seen watching the official warn players about smoking cigars in the locker room. Toward the end of the clip, Beckham finishes and slaps the cop's ass.
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Odell Beckham Jr., a Louisiana native and former LSU player, can be seen in the video watching as the unidentified policeman warns players about smoking cigars in the locker room. Near the end of the clip, Beckham finishes and slaps the police officer on the ass (left). The officer then turns and approaches Beckham, who appears to be singing and dancing (right)
Beckham, who served at LSU from 2011 to 2013, celebrated the victory in the Tigers locker room
The unidentified officer then turns and approaches Beckham, who appears to be singing and dancing.
New Orleans police sought an arrest warrant for sexual offenses, according to NOLA.com, but that was turned down by a judge.
According to the NOLA.com report, the police officer "wanted to retaliate by punching the attacker."
This distinction is significant, because a sexual battery conviction cannot be eliminated after a conviction, according to NOLA.com.
Beckham's post-game antics also caught the eye of LSU, which is investigating allegations that he gave Tigers players cash gifts on the pitch after the victory over Clemson.
LSU contacted NCAA and Southeast Conference officials about Beckham's apparent cash payments to Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and other Tigers players on the field after the national championship game, a university spokesman said.
Videos posted on social networks showed Beckham putting money into Tiger receiver Justin Jefferson's hand and celebrating with players in the LSU locker room at the Superdome.
LSU Athletics spokesman Michael Bonnette said the initial information suggests that Beckham delivered "news notes" to the players after the Tigers, who are at the top of the ranking, defeated Clemson on Monday night.
However, further investigation showed that Beckham may have given real money, said Bonnette.
Beckham was seen taking a stack of banknotes out of his pocket and handing some to Jontre Kirklin
"Information and footage analyzed, since it shows apparent money, may also have been given to LSU student-athletes," Bonnette said in a statement.
“We contacted the NCAA and SEC immediately after learning of the situation in which some of our student athletes may have been placed in a compromised position. We are working with our student athletes, the NCAA and the SEC to correct the situation. & # 39;
Burrow, who has exhausted his college qualifications and is expected to be the NFL's top pick this year, said in a Barstool Sports podcast that it seemed to him that Beckham was handing out real money.
"I am no longer a student-athlete, so I can say that," said Burrow in "Forgive my opinion."
The NCAA does not allow players to receive cash benefits while playing college football. These rules are designed to prevent institutions from attracting talent by promising direct or indirect payments.
Beckham starred in LSU from 2011 to 2013 and was the first chosen by the New York Giants. He was negotiated with Cleveland before last season, although reports suggest he is unhappy with the Browns.
Jefferson, who has just completed his junior season, is eligible to turn professional and participate in this spring's NFL draft.
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Dynamic running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, receiver Justin Jefferson and security guard Grant Delpit are among the seven players on the LSU national championship team who have declared their intention to participate in the NFL draft.
Strikers Saahdiq Charles and Lloyd Cushnberry, and fullbacks Patrick Queen and Jacob Phillips also announced their intention to go pro on Wednesday.
Edwards-Helaire ran for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, with 453 yards and a TD received. The Baton Rouge native ended his career with 110 hurried yards and 54 yards receiving LSU's No. 1 42-25 triumph over Clemson in the national title game Monday night in New Orleans.
Grant Delpit (center) is one of seven Tigers players who declared the NFL Draft on Wednesday after Monday's Clemson National Championship over Clemson.
LSU Vice President Clyde Edwards-Helaire also declared the NFL Draft
Jefferson led the LSU in catches with 111 and was second on the team with 1,540 yards received, finishing with nine catches for 106 yards against Clemson.
Delpit was the first All-American team in 2018, whose production also increased in the final weeks of the season. He had five solo tackles, one bag and forced fumble in the national title game. He also intercepted two passes this season.
Cushenberry and Charles started the lead by the most prolific attack in the 126-year history of the LSU football program, helping the Tigers a total of 6,024 yards in the air and 3,806 on the ground.
Phillips was the LSU leader in total tackles with 113. He had 7 1/2 tackles per defeat, including a bag and a forced fumble.
Queen was the third largest defender of LSU. His 85 total tackles included 12 losses and three bags. He also had a catch and fumble recovery this season. He made six tackles in the national title game, including 2 1/2 tackles per defeat and half serve.
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