Report: Officer chooses not to press charges against Odell Beckham Jr.

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Common sense will prevail, after all.

Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports that the arrest warrant issued against Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could soon be withdrawn, because the officer who was slapped in the butt by OBJ does not want to press charges. Per the report, the New Orleans Police Department may withdraw the warrant as soon as this weekend.

The officer had been telling players to put out cigars in the locker room. Beckham then slapped the officer in the rear end.

Under he letter of the law, it’s technically a battery. Any punch, slap, shove, etc. amounts to a battery if the person who was punched, slapped, shoved, etc.’d objects to it. And if the officer wanted to push it, the case would have proceeded, with OBJ ultimately getting some sort of slap on the wrist for the slap on the ass.

Withdrawal of the arrest warrant doesn’t necessarily end the issue. The NFL could still take action under the Personal Conduct Policy, either for the slapping of the officer or the distribution of cash to LSU student-athletes. The NFL has shown a high degree of deference to its free farm system; nine years ago, for example, when Terrelle Pryor entered the supplemental draft in lieu of serving a five-game suspension, the NFL crafted a five-game suspension out of thin air.

45 responses to “Report: Officer chooses not to press charges against Odell Beckham Jr.

  1. Common sense says if I slapped an officer in the butt while he was trying to do his job, I’d have been on the ground, breath knocked out of me in handcuffs.

  2. Geez, everybody was in a celebratory state. It was a playful friendly slap that should have been followed with a high five.
    It’s like somebody getting charged for spraying champagne in the dressing room after the world series.

  3. All Odell had to say when slapping the officer is the ass, was GOOD GAME and he would have been fine!

  4. Does anybody wonder how things got so far with AB?

    Well right here, in front of our noses we have OBJ acting like an entitled, disrespectful jerk. Most members of the media are trying to give him a pass. Many fans are giving him a pass. Now he’ll get a pass from the Criminal Justice System. This is how you end up like AB. Years of being allowed to do whatever you want and showing complete disregard to the rules or expectations. Never held accountable, never change his ways.

  5. I disagree completely , they need to start pressing charges for this crap . This nonsense of celebrities using law enforcement as props in their social media presence has got to stop.

  6. So who filed the complaint against Beckham that led to the arrest warrant if it wasn’t the officer whose butt was slapped?

  7. lgw91s says:
    January 18, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Geez, everybody was in a celebratory state. It was a playful friendly slap that should have been followed with a high five.
    It’s like somebody getting charged for spraying champagne in the dressing room after the world series.

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    It’s funny you mentioned that (baseball). I remember the Braves won the World Series, Tim McCarver was in the dressing room interviewing the players when Deon Sanders took an opportunity to extract revenge on McCarver who openly criticized Sanders during the series, by dumping a large bottle of champagne on McCarver’s head. McCarver was visibly angry saying something to Deon like, “That’s real mature of you, Deon! You’re a real mature person!” I thought it was funny because McCarver could come off as being a little smug.

  8. Watch the video. He is not saying good game. He is saying leave the kids alone. Which means he was actually “hitting” the officer. He then stands back almost ready to defend himself. Bad move

  9. Wtf obj thinking? Handing out hundreds on the sideline, then even touching a police officer…. dont get me wrong the officer was out line, officer doofus, but dont touch!

  10. OBJ has top3 WR raw talent, but he will amount to nothing due to lack of maturity. The Browns are again a team with to many issues to be successful… the window has closed to turn this organization around.

  11. Anybody who lays a hand on a New Orleans police officer is foolish. I live in New Orleans for 10 years and if there’s one police force you don’t mess with its the nopd. You show respect or you might be missing some teeth. He’s lucky he’s getting away with this cuz I’m sure he didn’t do it in a respectful manner

  12. abnorml31 says:
    January 18, 2020 at 2:49 pm
    All Odell had to say when slapping the officer is the ass, was GOOD GAME and he would have been fine!

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    when slapping the officer on the shoulder would have been fine. There’s a way to act like a man even if you come by behind.

  13. Beckham is a publicity seeking ego maniac who should be banished to Bogeyland with Antonio Brown and Barnaby. And Stan and Ollie should leave them there.

  14. That cop may have been “out of line” or simply overzealous, or had no business being there. I don’t know. For some reason he was told to go in that locker room.
    But what exactly did he do to Beckham for him to smack him like that? It’s a simple question. What did that cop do to Beckham?

  15. Lawrence says:
    January 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm
    Anybody who lays a hand on a New Orleans police officer is foolish. I live in New Orleans for 10 years and if there’s one police force you don’t mess with its the nopd. You show respect or you might be missing some teeth. He’s lucky he’s getting away with this cuz I’m sure he didn’t do it in a respectful manner.
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    I was arrested in NO during the Mardi Gras for walking through the French Quarter next to a few people setting off fire crackers. Everything you wrote is 100% true. The NOPD is old school as in 1950.

  16. he filed the complaint knowing that Odell would give him cash to make it
    go away, pretty plain to see. i just hope the NFL takes action anyway.

  17. I love how people are saying “no big deal” clearly they haven’t seen the video. It wasn’t playful. There were behind the scenes strings pulled or more likely threatened”.

  18. He was on drugs. At the least, get a sample of his urine. My wife and daughter were there and saw his bizzarre behavior. Daughter is in the band and saw it from one row away. Wife was in the near vicinity.

  19. Common sense.. this is how it went…officer received secret envelope from OBJ then heads to courthouse to drop charges instantly.

  20. atthemurph says:
    January 19, 2020 at 8:20 am
    Why does the officer get to decide if charges are pressed? If he broke the law the prosecuters should press charges and enforce the law.
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    Because the Security Officer was the victim and is the only who can say “I didn’t consent to his actions” thus making OBJ’s actions criminal.

    Like if you reported your car stolen, then found out it was your buddy and didn’t want him charged. As the victim you’d be able to make that decision

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