It seems Odell Beckham Jr.’s antics Monday night were not limited to handing out cash to LSU players.
New Orleans TV station WDSU, citing a law enforcement source, reported Thursday that the New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant — on a simple battery charge — on Beckham.
Video of the incident shows Beckham, a former Tigers and current Cleveland Browns receiver, engaging an officer in LSU’s locker following its 42-25 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game. The video shows Beckham slapping the officer’s backside when he had his back turned. The officer turned around to verbally confront Beckham but did not engage him physically.
The confrontation likely stems from the fact that police told LSU players following the game they could not smoke cigars in the locker room. Reports from AL.com’s Michael Casagrande indicated police threatened arrest of players who did not stop smoking.