NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is clearly familiar with released body cam footage showing him being escorted off a Miami flight by police and the backlash it provoked.
The video begins with officers boarding American Airlines Flight 1228 from Miami to Los Angeles, going to Beckham’s first-class seat as other passengers looked on.
The officers asked Beckham if he was okay. At first, law enforcement seemed fine with Beckham. They just thought that he was in a deep sleep.
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However, flight attendants said they asked him multiple times to wake up and put on his seatbelt, saying he did not respond.
Eventually, the plane returned to the gate and disembarked, and police escorted Beckham off the plane while the rest of the passengers waited to reboard.
Beckham addressed the situation in November, saying it was «comedy time» via Twitter. He returned to Twitter this time to give his two cents again.
«I can’t tackle everything in this world, it’s exhausting,» he said with yawning emojis prefacing the words. «Errbody got an opinion on situations they weren’t involved in. All you can do is know who you really are. Purell only kills 99.9% of germs… there will always be some left.»
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«The crazy thing is that since the [Super Bowl]. I’ve been minding my own business, staying out of it. Name hasn’t been in anything, and even during this frenzy of free agency, I’ve never been the one to cause any of it. I have been SILENT. «They» wrote the stories. I’ve been enjoying parenthood and time with family.»
Beckham recently became a father with girlfriend Lauren Wood giving birth to a baby boy, Zydn.
But that was not all for Beckham.
«But the one thing no matter how much I’ve grown is still the hardest for me. Is letting someone play with my name. Period. For those who know me, they know exactly who I am. I know really cool. But if you push that button and you bring some energy. DO NOT be surprised when you get that same energy back.»
Beckham was apparently alluding to having a word with a man who was unhappy about leaving the plane.
Beckham can be heard calling the passenger «fat» and suggested that he would be eating a cheese board as he exited the plane.
«I know who I am. Period. All the rest and opinions don’t really matter to me. Have a blessed day and enjoy the [cheese emoji] meeting!»
Beckham also suggested that the body cam footage was edited to paint him poorly.
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«My least favorite thing about this world, besides people not knowing what they’re talking about…is that we can cut any video however we want to make it look exactly the way we want GOOD or BAD. The funny world we live in in no [cap emoji]
«Anyway, I’ve had enough fun with the day’s entertainment… Something that won’t go down in the history books, just news of the day. Carrying on and hoping everyone has a great day!»
Amid his quick tweets, Beckham also took time to support his friends New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, among others, who are in the playoffs. this weekend. The Giants and Vikings will meet in the wild card round.
The Miami-Dade Police Department issued a statement after news of the incident broke.
«At approximately 9:30 am, Miami-Dade Police Department officers were dispatched to a medical emergency on an American Airlines flight,» police told NFL Network in a statement. «The flight crew was concerned about a passenger (Mr. Odell Beckham).
«While they tried to wake him up to fasten his seatbelt, he appeared to be losing consciousness before leaving. He feared that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill and that his condition would worsen over the expected five hours.» flight, attendees called the police and the fire department. Upon the arrival of the officers, Mr. Beckham was asked several times by the flight crew to exit the plane, to which he refused.
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«The plane was landed, at which time the officers asked Mr. Beckham to exit the plane, and (he) did so without incident. Mr. Beckham was escorted to the unsecured area of the terminal by officers, where he made other arrangements.»