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NJ.com’s Darryl Slater and Fox Sports 960’s Andy Slater reported that NFL free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted off a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
Andy Slater @AndySlater
SLATER SCOOP: Odell Beckham Jr. was thrown from a plane in Miami on Sunday.
The flight crew said the NFL WR was passed out and unconscious and would not be wearing his seat belt, I am told.
The flight to Los Angeles was delayed after Beckham refused to leave, forcing everyone to disembark.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero also shared a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department, noting that flight attendants were concerned that Beckham was “seriously ill,” but Beckham initially refused to get off the plane:
Tom Pelissero @Tom Pelissero
From the Miami-Dade Police on Odell Beckham Jr., who was removed from a flight this morning: pic.twitter.com/ieD40w4wkv
Beckham sent a series of tweets on Sunday morning, apparently about the situation:
A person who shared a video of Beckham getting off the plane tweeted that he was “unresponsive and unruly.”
Forcing us off the plane because you were unresponsive and unruly is no comedy to the hundreds of people trying to get home, dude. Not cool man. pic.twitter.com/9w6Y2X0sE4
Another person sent out a series of tweets detailing the alleged circumstances of the situation:
Beckham, 30, has remained a free agent up to this point in the season as he recovers from a cruciate ligament rupture.
He is expected to select a new team with the NFL Network in December Ian Rapport On Sunday, he wrote that veteran Wideout “plans to visit the New York Giants on Thursday and Friday, sources with knowledge of his plans say. After the weekend, Beckham will meet with the Dallas Cowboys on December 5th. He will also visit the Buffalo Bills.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that the Cowboys are widely viewed as the frontrunners to sign him:
Beckham split his 2021 season between the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams, catching 44 passes for 537 yards and five points. However, the three-time Pro Bowler was far better in the Rams’ run by a title, catching 21 passes for 288 yards and two points before tearing his cruciate ligament in the Super Bowl.
This career resurgence after his struggles while in Cleveland made him an intriguing free-agent target for rival teams looking to upgrade at wide receiver. Now these teams can further inquire about the circumstances of Sunday’s situation.