Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. Won't Be Charged for Slapping Security Guard's Butt

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY - JANUARY 07:  NFL receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the Cleveland Browns looks on during the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Syracuse Orange during the second half at the Carrier Dome on January 7, 2020 in Syracuse, New York. Virginia Tech defeated Syracuse 67-63. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
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Odell Beckham Jr. will not face charges for slapping a security guard on the butt in the locker room after LSU's 42-25 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday.

New Orleans police obtained an arrest warrant Thursday accusing Beckham of simple battery, but the wideout's lawyer, Daniel Davillier, issued a statement Saturday to ESPN saying it had been recalled.

"This legal matter has been resolved," Davillier said.

The Orleans Parish District Attorney's office also said it would not pursue the case.

The security officer was in LSU's locker room talking to offensive lineman Damien Lewis when Beckham gave the officer a slap on the backside.

"We are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter," the Browns said in a statement. "They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation."

Beckham was in New Orleans to support LSU, where he played for three seasons from 2011-13.

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