Skip to comments.Odell Beckham Jr. arrest warrant: officer slapped wanted to retaliate, press charges
Posted on 01/16/2020 12:14:02 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Saying it was against building policy, a Mercedes-Benz Superdome police officer was telling LSU football players to extinguish their victory cigars Monday night in the jubilant locker room minutes after winning the national championship when he felt LSU alum and NFL pro Odell Beckham Jr. slap him on the backside.
The 48-year-old lieutenant suppressed the urge to punch Beckham in retaliation, called the New Orleans Police Department a little more than a day later and told investigators he wanted to press charges, according to court records.
Police by Thursday morning had obtained a warrant to arrest Beckham, 27, on a count of simple battery, thrusting the mercurial wide receiver into another controversy stemming from his actions during Mondays title game.
A sworn New Orleans police statement filed in Criminal District Court recounts how the stadium security lieutenant had been ordered to enforce the Superdomes no-smoking policy when he confronted some LSU players in their locker room and asked them to put out their cigars.
The security officer told New Orleans police that one unspecified team member was argumentative at first but ultimately complied with the request. Right as that happened, the officer felt his buttocks get struck by the open hand of someone from behind.
According to police, the lieutenant momentarily wanted to retaliate by punching the offender later identified as Beckham but didnt. That description appears to have been included to illustrate that the contact on the officer was unwanted.
The officer also considered arresting Beckham but decided against it due to the jovial atmosphere of the locker room.
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And while I’m posting this, I’m listening to Willie Brown’s former mistress sanctimoniously lecturing the Senate on how to conduct the impeachment trail of one Donald John Trump, President.
A Double DANG!
Another Jussie Small-ett moment.
Someone wants his out of court settlement monies.
And now Senator Shorty from Delaware is lecturing the Senate and the USA on the Tee Vee.
Jerk wants money....................
I wouldn’t want to be touched by a homo either . . .
Beckham is an ass, and this Officer is a pansey.
It’s a physical assault. He’s well within his rights and the law. Would I do it? Probably not. But I’m not him. And neither are you.
Under the Clinton Doctrine, Men are Allowed One Free Grope.
The sworn statement suggests the officer later realized who had slapped him after a cellphone video of the encounter had gone viral online.
And he then said, "Cha-ching!"
Exactly...Mercedes-Benz Super Dome officer=Rentacop...
He should’ve just walked out and let them enjoy their National Championship...
But he was a LIEUTENANT!!!! He had to show his SUPERIORITY!!!!
Bad enough for a man to slap a woman’s butt...but kinda deadly to slap a man’s butt. They ought to stop doing that in men’s sports. It’s always grossed me out.
They also should stop pounding a player on the head after a good play.
Beckham is a total ass, but the LSU players should’ve been allowed to celebrate their win...Just my opinion...
OBJ is an immature idiot. Always some drama self imposed
The NOPD officer leading the investigation into the case initially applied for a warrant to arrest Beckham on a count of misdemeanor sexual battery, which Louisiana law defines as the intentional touching of the breasts or buttocks of a victim who did not consent.
The Magistrate rejected that warrant and said it wasn’t “sexual battery”, just simple assault...
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