Odell Beckham got himself in some trouble and a warrant has been issued for his arrest following an incident where he allegedly slapped a security officer’s butt in the LSU locker room.
“We can confirm a warrant has been issued on a charge of simple battery,” a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports.
And, get this … authorities initially sought to charge Beckham with misdemeanor sexual battery, according to Nola.com … but a judge wouldn’t approve it. Instead, the judge agreed the simple battery charge was more appropriate.
Footage of the incident went viral … Beckham was celebrating with the LSU football team after they won the National Championship at the Superdome on Monday night when the incident went down.
A guard — who TMZ Sports has confirmed is part of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome security team — appeared to be policing players over cigar smoking in the locker room when Odell reached back and slapped the guy HARD right on his ass.
If convicted, 27-year-old Beckham faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
the security guard “wanted to retaliate by punching” Odell after the butt-smacking incident … but held back — this according to court docs obtained by NOLA.com.
In the docs, the guard said he had to fight the urge to get violent with Odell … and called the NOPD just a day after the incident to press charges.
The docs confirmed the whole altercation started because the guard was attempting to enforce the Superdome’s no-smoking policy on LSU players who were enjoying victory cigars.
It sounds ridiculous, but Odell really should’ve kept his hands to himself. Check out video of the incident below.