Beckham Jr. no longer facing charges

Beckham Jr. no longer facing charges

An investigating officer initially sought a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge, but a judge declined this.

"The security officer in the incident involving Odell Beckham Jr has made a decision to drop the charge", the New Orleans police public information office said in an email.

In the original arrest warrant obtained by NOLA.com, the stadium officer was asked to enforce a no-smoking policy in the LSU locker rooms. "The legal matter has been resolved".

The warrant was issued on Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham slapping a security officer's buttocks during a locker room victory celebration for LSU, the player's old college, after Monday night's national championship game in the Superdome.

According to the law enforcement source, the Superdome officer said in his affidavit that he was a commissioned law officer who chose on his own not to file an arrest. "The NOPD has not yet commented on its plans". Beckham still has four years and over $55 million left on his current deal, so it's beneficial for both sides to make things work.

"There is no warrant outstanding for the arrest of Odell Beckham Jr", read a statement from the player's lawyer, Daniel Davillier of New Orleans.

The university's athletic department issued a statement saying it was aware of video showing "apparent cash" being given to players by Beckham and that it has been in contact with the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference regarding the matter. "They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation".

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