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Warrant for Beckham Jr arrest issued after NFL star allegedly ‘slapped backside of security guard’ after LSU win

NFL star Odell Beckham Jr could be hit with a prison sentence after a warrant was issued for his arrest for slapping a security guard on the bum.

OBJ, 27, was accused of slapping the backside of a male security guard and now faces a charge of simple battery.

 Beckham Jr can be seen standing behind the guard before allegedly slapping him
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Beckham Jr can be seen standing behind the guard before allegedly slapping himCredit: Instagram
 The NFL superstar then appears to smack the man on the bum
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The NFL superstar then appears to smack the man on the bumCredit: Instagram
 The pair remonstrate with each other after the alleged incident
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The pair remonstrate with each other after the alleged incidentCredit: Instagram

A video has surfaced on TMZ of the alleged incident, in which Beckham Jr appears to move his hand towards the guard's rear.

Simple battery is punishable by a fine and up to six months in prison.

The incident came amid jubilant scenes in the Louisiana State University locker room, as the team celebrated winning the College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The Joe Burrow-inspired side were cheered on from the sidelines by Beckham Jr, himself an LSU alumnus, as they defeated the Clemson Tigers 42-25.

And even before the alleged incident after the game, Beckham Jr had nearly landed himself in hot water - by apparently stuffing dollar bills into the hands of the victorious players.

NCAA rules state that players cannot accept monetary gifts.

But an LSU representative told The Advocate that the money was in fact fake, meaning that there was no issue.

However, the incident is now being reviewed again after the university admitted "footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes".

Beckham Jr could be seen partying on the field after the game, and later in the dressing room, where the alleged incident with the guard is said to have taken place.

Since leaving LSU, Beckham Jr has become a household name in the NFL.

 Beckham Jr was seen partying in the LSU locker room
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Beckham Jr was seen partying in the LSU locker roomCredit: Getty Images - Getty

He first represented the New York Giants, before switching to the Cleveland Browns last year.

The Browns have released a statement after the incident.

It read: "We are aware of the incident and have been in touch with Odell and his representatives on the matter. They are co-operating with the proper authorities to appropriately address the situation."

 Beckham Jr shared a hug with LSU coach Ed Orgeron
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Beckham Jr shared a hug with LSU coach Ed OrgeronCredit: Getty Images - Getty
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