Odell Beckham Jr. has arrest warrant rescinded, says attorney

Odell Beckham Jr. has arrest warrant rescinded, says attorney

Odell Beckham Jr. has had his arrest warrant for a charge of simple battery in Louisiana rescinded, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver's attorney confirmed Saturday.

The attorney, Daniel Davillier, released a statement confirming no charges against Beckham have been sought because the security officer from the New Orleans Police Department who was involved does not want to pursue the matter.

The warrant had been obtained Thursday after an alleged incident that occurred at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday.

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Beckham appeared to slap the officer's buttocks in the LSU locker room while the Tigers celebrated their 42-25 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

"The arrest warrant stemming from the postgame locker room celebration at the Superdome on January 13, 2020, has been recalled; there is no warrant outstanding for the arrest of Odell Beckham, Jr.," Davillier said in a statement to Omnisport.

"The security officer involved does not wish to pursue charges in this matter. This legal matter has been resolved."

The Browns said in a statement Thursday that they had contacted their player regarding the warrant and insisted he was "cooperating with the proper authorities."

While one matter has now been resolved, Beckham still faces scrutiny for another incident that took place at the game. He was spotted handing out cash to players on the field. NCAA rules bar college athletes from receiving certain benefits.

After initially saying it believed the bills were fake, LSU later released a statement saying "information and footage received since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes" and that the university had contacted the NCAA regarding that incident.

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Beckham played for LSU from 2011-13, accumulating 2,340 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions.

The New York Giants selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and he shot to prominence during his rookie year with an incredible one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys.

Beckham went to three straight Pro Bowls with the Giants before being traded to Cleveland back in March 2019.

In his debut season with the Browns, Beckham had 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns, the lowest totals he has achieved across a full 16-game season.