Arrest warrant issued for Odell Beckham over alleged battery on police officer

College Football Playoff National Championship- Clemson v LSU

A police officer appeared to be policing players over cigar smoking in the locker room when Odell reached back and slapped the guy HARD right on his ass.

In a video of the team celebrating in the locker room Beckham apparently slapping a guard's backside after LSU's championship game. Beckham has already been under scrutiny over potentially breaking NCAA rules by handing cash to players, but this legal scrutiny is potentially much more problematic for him.

There were conflicting reports Tuesday morning about whether those seen smoking would be punished.

LSU is looking into a celebratory "rain" of bills from Beckham, and whether he passed out real USA currency to players after the game.

According to ESPN, LSU's athletic department issued a statement on Wednesday saying they were aware of the "apparent cash" and that they are now in contact with the NCAA and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

A school spokesperson initially suggested the money wasn't real, but Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and others have publicly stated that the cash was genuine currency, which would represent an NCAA violation. "I'm not a student-athlete anymore, so I can say yeah", he said in response to a question asking if Beckham passed out money to players. "We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation".

This is the second incident at the NCAA title game in which the 27-year-old Baton Rouge, LA native plays a central role. Video obtained by TMZ apparently shows the incident.



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