Odell Beckham Jr. escorted from plane; visit with Giants remains on schedule

Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who is scheduled to make visits with several teams this week, was escorted from a plane destined for Los Angeles on Sunday morning.

The Miami-Dade Police Department were dispatched to what they called a “medical emergency” on American Airlines Flight 1228 from Miami to LAX.

American Airlines released a statement saying that a passenger had failed to follow crew member instructions and refused to fasten their seatbelt. Miami-Dade Police also released a statement saying the passenger appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness.

MDPD identified that passenger as Odell Beckham.

Video of Beckham’s departure was captured by another passenger, who expressed frustration with the NFL superstar.

Beckham had sent several curious tweets early on Sunday, which coincided with the timing of the incident.

Beckham was not charged or cited and his attorney, Daniel Davilier, later released a statement on behalf of his client. In it, they accused the flight attendant of being overzealous and noted that Beckham had simply fallen asleep.

Despite the airline snafu, Beckham’s visit with the New York Giants, as well as the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, remains on schedule.

If nothing else, this is unfortunate timing for Beckham, who once carried with him a reputation for being immature and controversial. However, those days do seem to be in his past, but this may still give some pause.


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Story originally appeared on Giants Wire