Arrest Warrant Issued After NFL Player Slaps Male Officer’s Butt

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a foul move.

New Orleans police issued a simple battery arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. this week after he slapped a police officer on the buttocks, Yahoo Sports reports.

Video shows the Cleveland Browns wide receiver smacking the Superdome official following LSU’s national championship win over Clemson. In a sworn statement filed in Criminal District Court, the stadium lieutenant says he was telling LSU players in the locker room to put out their victory cigars because smoking is against Superdome policy.

The 48-year-old officer resisted the immediate urge to punch Beckham, 27, according to court records, and later decided to press formal charges.

An investigating officer initially sought a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge, but a judge declined this. It was rewritten and approved as a misdemeanor count of simple battery.

“We are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter,” said a Browns representative in a statement. “They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation.”

But it was reported today that the complainant has chosen to no longer pursue charges against Beckham, which means that the NOPD is expected to withdraw the arrest warrant.

Beckham may still be in hot water, however, for publicly handing out cash to several LSU players after their victory.

Beckham, who has faced gay rumors and anti-gay slurs, is from New Orleans and played for LSU.

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