The Facts: The New Orleans Police Department could withdraw the arrest warrant issued for Beckham as early as this weekend after an officer signed an affidavit saying he did not want to pursue charges, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the developments.
Diehards Line: Beckham was potentially facing a misdemeanor charge of simple battery for slapping the buttocks of a Superdome police officer in the LSU locker room after the Tigers' national championship victory over Clemson on Monday in New Orleans. Beckham, 27, is from New Orleans and played for LSU. The Superdome officer has apparently since said in an affidavit that he was a commissioned law officer who chose on his own not to file an arrest. ESPN's source expects the NOPD to withdraw the warrant as a result -- which would effectively end the case against Beckham. The NOPD has not yet commented on its plans. ... Stay tuned.