Odell Beckham Jr.’s postgame antics after the LSU Tigers won the national championship Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans landed him in legal hot water.
On Saturday, the heat relented for the Cleveland Browns wide receiver.
The New Orleans Police Department issued a warrant for Beckham’s arrest on a misdemeanor battery charge Thursday for appearing to slap a security guard on the backside during LSU’s locker room celebration. Beckham’s lawyer, Daniel Davillier, confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY Sports on Saturday that the warrant had been recalled because no charges against him were sought.
“The arrest warrant stemming from the postgame locker room celebration at the Superdome on January 13, 2020, has been recalled; there is no warrant outstanding for the arrest of Odell Beckham, Jr.,” Davillier said in the statement. “The security officer involved does not wish to pursue charges in this matter. This legal matter has been resolved.”
Without a complainant, furthering the case would have been unlikely. According to NOLA.com, a spokesman for Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office considered the case closed. “Absent a complaining witness, this is not a case our office intends to pursue,” DA Leon Cannizzaro’s spokesman, Ken Daley, said in a statement.
Beckham and LSU are not completely out of the woods yet, as the school is investigating whether OBJ handed out cash to players amid the celebration.