Odell Beckham Jr. Escorted Off Plane


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Camden Zambrowicz

Police escorted football star Odell Beckham Jr. off of an American Airlines flight In Florida on November 27. Officials told NBC that crew members became concerned when he was going in and out of consciousness.


Flight attendants called for help out of fear for his health, and Miami-Dade police arrived at 9:30 am in Miami. NBC said the flight crew asked Beckham multiple times to exit the plane, but he refused. The aircraft was deplaned, and when officials asked he complied immediately.


American Airlines said in a statement that the Los Angeles-bound plane, “returned to the gate before takeoff due to a customer failing to follow crew member instructions and refusing to fasten their seatbelt.” Beckham responded with a tweet saying, “Never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me… I’ve seen it all.”


The attorney of the football star explained that he was asleep with a blanket over his head. When he said he would put his seatbelt on it was too late, and his only options were to exit the plane or everyone would have to deplane. His lawyer stated that it was completely unnecessary, but the flight attendant wanted to prove that he had the authority. His lawyer also added that the airline sent his luggage without him according to NBC.


NBC also added that he was scheduled to visit NFL teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills he could sign with as a free agent the next week. He most recently played for the Los Angeles Rams. Other NFL teams are hoping to add the Super Bowl-winning wide receiver to their roster. He is scheduled to visit the New York Giants which he played on from 2014-2018.