Warrant for Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. rescinded in butt-slap case

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The officer, who works at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, was seen in a viral video with Beckham, who appears to slap him on his behind in a stadium locker room Monday night.

LSU said it was cooperating with NCAA officials as they scrutinise whether any rules governing the college players' amateur status had been broken. According to records obtained by NOLA.com, the officer had been telling LSU players to put out cigars in the locker room. The officer appears to be searching around the bench and pointing to the floor.

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.

But it was reported today that the complainant has chosen to no longer pursue charges against Beckham, which means that the NOPD is expected to withdraw the arrest warrant.


Beckham has also come under scrutiny over his apparent cash payments to Tigers players on the field after the game.

The NCAA does not allow players to receive cash benefits, a rule created to prevent institutions from luring talent through the promise of direct or indirect payments.

It remains to be seen if the New Orleans police rescind the warrant, which ESPN reports could happen as soon as this weekend. The 2019 Browns trade acquisition caught 74 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns - career-low figures (by far) in a season in which Beckham played 16 games - and showed little chemistry with Baker Mayfield.

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