Transcript for Police issue warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.
We're going to go to new trouble for one of the NFL's biggest stars, New Orleans police issuing an arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. For what he did while celebrating lsu's national championship this week. Paula Faris has more on the story. Good morning. Goes without saying Odell Beckham Jr. Has a great amount of Louisiana pride. Born and raised there, he played football at lsu, his parents were student athletes as well but this morning there's a warrant out for his arrest. It's my honor to present the national championship trophy to coach Ed Orgeron and the lsu tigers. Reporter: Emotions were at an all-time high after lsu's decisive win over Clemson at the national championship game but back in the locker room, lsu alum Odell Beckham Jr. Taking the celebration a step too far according to New Orleans police who moved forward with charges when footage of the NFL star appeared online. The Cleveland browns wide receiver was issued an arrest warrant on Thursday on a complaint of simple battery after video surfaced showing Beckham Jr. Slapping this security officer on his backside. Anyway -- Uh-oh. Reporter: Then appearing to mock him all while celebrating in the locker room. The officer was apparently asking players to extinguish their cigars which are not permitted inside the stadium. The browns putting out a statement saying we are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives. They are cooperating with the proper authorities. Beckham Jr. Also coming under fire for a separate incident immediately following the game, seen on camera handing cash to lsu players, a move drawing attention from the NCAA and S.E.C. Lsu initially believed the bills were fake but later issued a statement saying, we are working with our student athletes, the NCAA and the S.E.C. In order to rectify the situation. When asked if the money was real, which would be an NCAA violation, Heisman trophy winning Joe burrow telling barstool sports podcast this. Did Odell give you money. Yeah, I'm not a student athlete anymore so I can say, yeah. Wow, well, simple battery charges carry a maximum $1,000 fine, six months in jail. As of this morning Beckham has not surrendered nor arrested but his reps are telling the browns they are cooperating. One thing to smack the officer but it's another to hand out money to these athletes because it jeopardizes their image or status. Exactly. Even the thing with the police officer, it seems like they need to get in the room and Odell needs to apologize. I don't think this is an arrest warrant situation. Probably will go a long way to say I'm sorry. A lot of other stories we're following including hearing from
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