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New Orleans Police Department Issues Arrest Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made headlines earlier this week for an investigation on whether he was handing out real or fake dollar bills to LSU players following the national championship game. Reportedly, more events have transpired and have led to an arrest warrant being issued for Beckham due to his behavior in the LSU locker room.

New Orleans police have issued a warrant for Beckham’s arrest on Thursday morning after a video surfaced showing Beckham smack an officer on the butt. The officer was reportedly trying to stop LSU players from smoking cigars in the locker room before Beckham took action. As of now, the warrant that has been issued is for simple battery.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport appeared on NFL Now to address the story.

As a result of the issued warrant, the Browns organization has released a statement discussing the situation. The statement explains that the team is aware of what has happened and has reached out to Beckham. In addition, it states that they are cooperating with the proper authorities to focus on the incident.

What happens next is still in question. Beckham played for LSU from 2011-2013 which explains his reasoning for being in the locker room after his former team won. But, the actions that took place afterwards were unexpected to say the least.

 

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