Odell Beckham Jr. Avoids Charges In Nightclub Assault Case

OBJ has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

BYBen Mock
Odell Beckham Jr. Avoids Charges In Nightclub Assault Case

Last month, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named as a suspect in an assault case at an LA nightclub. According to a TMZ report at the time, a woman accused Beckham Jr. of putting his hand around her neck during an altercation at Delilah. The nightclub is an incredibly popular hangout in Los Angeles. The incident reportedly happened sometime in early April and prosecutors began to investigate later in the month.

At the time, Beckham Jr.'s representatives vehemently denied the allegations. Furthermore, 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.” However, we have finally gotten an update in the case, and it's good news for Beckham Jr.

No Charges For OBJ

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 20: Odell Beckham Jr. attends Preakness 148 Hosted By 1/ST at Pimlico Race Course on May 20, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Preakness 148 )

TMZ reported on May 23 that prosecutors have declined to charge Beckham Jr. in connection with the alleged assault. According to the prosecution, a surveillance video from the night of the incident "contradicts the complaining witness' account of events." Prosecutors added that "the video does not capture any battery. Furthermore, there was "insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt," according to the prosecution.

The ruling firmly shuts the book on the case against the veteran wide receiver, who is set to play for the first time since 2021. Beckham Jr. won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 2021 but subsequently tore his ACL, leading to the Rams waiving him. Beckham Jr., who has 7367 career receiving yards and 56 career receiving touchdowns, subsequently missed the 2022 team. However, he was signed by the Ravens as part of their effort to retain Lamar Jackson during tense contract negotiations. The Ravens' 2023 season kicks off at home against the Houston Texans on September 10. Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.


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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.