Upon further review, the New Orleans male security guard whose butt was slapped by Odell Beckham following LSU’s national championship win on Monday won’t be pressing charges, according to ESPN
An arrest warrant issued for the Cleveland Browns star wide receiver is expected to be withdrawn as early as this weekend and Beckham no longer will face what could have been a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, which could have led to a prison sentence of up to six months.
After Beckham’s alma mater won the title game against Clemson, video surfaced of the 27-year-old partying in the winning locker room as a Mercedes-Benz Superdome officer told LSU players to put out their celebratory cigars, likely in accordance with stadium rules.
Beckham slapped the 48-year-old police officer’s behind, and while police noted the officer initially wanted to punch Beckham following the incident, the guard said he did nothing as so to not disrupt the locker room’s “jovial atmosphere.”
Local police initially wanted to charge Beckham with misdemeanor sexual battery, which was rejected by the courts.
While Beckham’s legal troubles from the national championship game are likely over, LSU still could face repercussions from the NCAA after other video showed the former Giant handing money to LSU football players, who are not to be paid under NCAA policy.