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Officer Odell Beckham Jr. slapped on the buttocks decides not to press charges

Jesse Reed
Odell Beckham Jr. LSU
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The security officer who had his buttocks slapped by Odell Beckham Jr. has changed his tune. After an arrest warrant was issued, he has decided not to press charges.

This breaking news was first reported by NOLA.com, which notes the New Orleans Police can now opt to rescind the arrest warrant that was issued, since the security officer gone on record indicating that he doesn’t believe the case is a criminal matter.

The incident that got Beckham into trouble occurred in the LSU locker room after the Tigers won the national championship. The officer he slapped on the buttocks was speaking to an LSU player about extinguishing victory cigars, which aren’t allowed in the locker room, when Beckham came up from behind and appeared to smack his butt (watch here).

It was the second high-profile controversy Beckham was involved in on that night, the other being the cash he was handing out to LSU players after their win.

It’s going to be interesting to see if the District Attorney does in fact opt to rescind the warrant, because he went on record Friday ripping Beckham Jr. and urging him to turn himself into the police.