The Facts: New Orleans police on Thursday morning obtained an arrest warrant accusing Beckham of simple battery in relation to a locker room interaction he had with a Superdome police officer Monday night.
Diehards Line: A police spokesman said the warrant was issued after a video showed Beckham apparently slapping an officer's buttocks after LSU's championship game. A law enforcement source said authorities originally sought a warrant for a misdemeanor sexual battery charge, but it was declined by a judge. You can view the video HERE. After Beckham appeared to slap the officer, the officer turned around and exchanged words with Beckham, but he was not arrested at the time. Beckham, who played at LSU, was celebrating with the team on the field and in the locker room after they won the national championship. Beckham has already been under scrutiny over potentially breaking NCAA rules by handing cash to players, but this legal scrutiny is potentially much more problematic for him.