Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from the plane Sunday morning after raising concerns that he was “seriously ill” and refusing to leave the plane, Miami-Dade police said.
Beckham “appeared to be unconscious” after an American Airlines flight attendant tried to wake him to fasten his seatbelt before departing Miami International Airport, police said in the Daily News. told to
According to police, who were called to the scene as a medical emergency, Beckham repeatedly refused to leave the plane when asked by the flight crew.
“When the plane was disembarked, Mr Beckham was asked by officers to exit the plane, but he did so without incident,” police said. “Mr. Beckham was taken by officers to an unsecured area of the terminal where he made other arrangements.”
The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m., and flight attendants expressed concern that Beckham’s health might deteriorate during the five-hour flight to Los Angeles.
Beckham’s lawyers refused to explain and blamed the incident on “overzealous flight attendants.”
Attorney Daniel Davilier said Beckham went to sleep on the plane “with a blanket over his head.” He was then told he had to get out because he hadn’t fastened his seat belt, the lawyer added. When Beckham offered to wear the belt, “he was informed that it was too late and either he would have to get off the plane or they would all have to get off the plane.
“Mr. Beckham was never disruptive or belligerent,” Davillier said in a statement to the news. “He was happy to comply with the seatbelt requirement, but the flight attendants wanted to prove they had the authority to remove Mr Beckham from the plane.
“This incident was completely unnecessary,” he added, adding that Beckham’s luggage was sent to Los Angeles without him. If I could wake him up when the flight returned to the gate, I could have done the same to wake him up and ask him to put on his seatbelt.”
The flight finally departed at 10:54 a.m., according to American Airlines.
Beckham, 30, now an NFL free agent, referenced the incident in a series of tweets on Sunday.
“Never in my life have I experienced what happened to me,” Beckham wrote. “I’ve seen it all.”
“I couldn’t have made this,” Beckham added, reading another post called “Comedy Time.”
The Louisiana-born Beckham spent his first five NFL seasons with the Giants, collecting 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns from 2014-18 and winning three Pro Bowls.
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Louisiana State University’s Beckham was selected in the first round of the draft. NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2014 — A season marked by an acrobatic one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys.
Beckham also played for the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams, winning his first Super Bowl title earlier this year.he scored a touchdown in the game but tore the ACL Immediately after that, he injured his left knee, which was the second season in a row.
Beckham could soon sign an NFL team with the 7-4 Giants for the rest of the 2022 season. Expect to meet a star this week.
Beckham’s close friend and former teammate, Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepherd, told the News last week: “He wants to be here. But everything has to go well for that to happen.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and some of the team’s players publicly campaigned for Beckham to sign with the 8-3 Dallas.
The Buffalo Bills are also being cited as potential contenders for Beckham.
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