An arrest warrant has been issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham on a charge of misdemeanor simple battery. Beckham was caught on camera slapping a Superdome security officer on the butt following LSU’s College Football Playoff National Championship win over Clemson on Monday.
The incident occurred after the officer warned LSU players that they would be subject to arrest if they continued to smoke cigars in the LSU locker room. Authorities originally attempted to charge Beckham with misdemeanor sexual battery, but a local judge declined it.
The Browns have been in touch with Beckham and his representatives about the matter, the team said in a statement. “They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation,” it said.
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