Odell Beckham Jr Named In Assault Investigation

Odell Beckham Jr. has been named in an LAPD investigation.

BYBen Mock
Odell Beckham Jr Named In Assault Investigation

Odell Beckham Jr. was set to make his return to the NFL this year. After spending the 2022 season injured and teamless, Beckham Jr. became a key piece in the Lamar Jackson saga. Desperate to keep Jackson in Baltimore, the Ravens signed Beckham Jr. to a one-year deal worth up to $18 million. The quarterback and wide receiver were seen spotted celebrating the move at a Miami nightclub. However, Jackson is yet to revoke his trade request, or officially sign his non-exclusive franchise tag.

While Beckham Jr. has been a source of some drama on and off the field, he has rarely faced legal issues. His most notable run-in with law enforcement came in November 2022, when he was escorted off a flight in Miami just before takeoff. Beckham Jr. reportedly refused to put on his seatbelt and was unresponsive when flight staff attempted to wake him. However, a new lawsuit could spell trouble for the receiver.

Woman Claims OBJ Assaulted Her

According to a TMZ report, the LAPD has opened an investigation into reports of an assault at the Los Angeles nightclub Delilah. Sources told TMZ that a woman has alleged that Beckham Jr. put his hand around her neck. The incident reportedly happened some weeks ago and has only recently moved to the investigation stage. No further details were made available to TMZ by their sources. The NFL and Baltimore Ravens are yet to comment on the allegations.

Beckham Jr.'s representative told TMZ that neither they nor Beckham Jr. had been contacted by police. Furthermore, they were not aware that an investigation was underway. They went on to "vehemently" claim Beckham Jr. was innocent and had done nothing wrong. TMZ also reached out to John Terzian, the owner of Delilah. Terzian also denied the allegations, stating that "the claim is false. There is no evidence of this person even being in the area where she claims the incident occurred.” It's pertinent to mention that while "investigation" sounds serious, it is a formality of law enforcement. This story is only just being made public but be sure to check back with HotNewHipHop for future updates.


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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.