“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 issued Thursday. “They are cooperating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation.”
Beckham was seen on a video slapping the butt of a Superdome security officer. New Orleans police department public affairs officer Juan Barnes that the security guard was the one to file the complaint.
Odell really spanked the cop 🤣 pic.twitter.com/KVNijqK3bM
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 15, 2020
Punishment in Louisiana for simple battery can include a fine of no more than $1,000 and no more than six months in jail. Beckham was also seen on video handing out cash to players after the game. LSU initially said the money he handed out was fake, but later retracted that, and said the money might be real.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Odell Beckham Jr. interacting with LSU student-athletes and others unaffiliated with the team following the championship game Monday night,” the LSU statement said. “Initial information suggested bills that were exchanged were novelty bills. Information and footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes.
“We were in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately upon learning of this situation in which some of our student-athletes may have been placed in a compromising position. We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation.”
There never seems to be a dull moment with the Browns receiver, and it appears that this offseason won't be any different.