An arrest warrant issued for Odell Beckham Jr. after he was seen slapping the backside of a security guard in the LSU Tigers locker room earlier this week may be withdrawn after the officer reportedly signed an affidavit Friday night saying he no longer wished to press charges, sources said.
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. The NOPD, however, has the option to rescind that warrant.
The incident happened in LSU's celebratory locker room Monday, after the Tigers won the national championship.More news: Watford set to be without Kiko Femenia for Tottenham clash
But the officer, who is not a member of the New Orleans Police Department but does have arrest powers, has decided not to press charges against the 27-year-old.
An investigating officer initially sought a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge, but a judge declined this.
Video surfaced this week showing Beckham slapping the officer during the locker room celebration.More news: Firmino compares Liverpool's 2018-19 title failure to 'hitting the post'
Beckham may still be in hot water, however, for publicly handing out cash to several LSU players after their victory.
LSU said it was cooperating with NCAA officials as they scrutinise whether any rules governing the college players' amateur status had been broken.More news: Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests