The New Orleans Police Department has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. after the football star allegedly slapped the butt of an officer Monday night, according to multiple reports.
The former Louisiana State University wide receiver was in the team's locker room celebrating the Tigers' National Championship victory over the Clemson Tigers when the incident occurred.
"We are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter," Browns said in a statement, ESPN reports. "They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation."POST CONTINUES BELOW
Beckham Jr. is currently facing a charge of simple battery, but the New Orleans Advocate reported that authorities originally were pursuing a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge. Apparently that was so ridiculous, the judge rejected it. The football star could face up to 6 months in jail if convicted, plus a $1,000 fine.
The 27-year-old is already in hot water after handing out money to the players after their victory. Whether the cash was real or not, appears to still be in question.
Football fans and pundits on social media gave their takes on the superstar's arrest:POST CONTINUES BELOWPOST CONTINUES BELOW