Police explain why Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from plane Sunday morning

By , Audacy

It was a strange Sunday morning for Odell Beckham Jr.

As reports of the free agent wide receiver’s next possible signing were making the rounds, video of Beckham surfaced on social media which showed him at Miami airport being escorted off a plane by police.

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Details were immediately unclear until Miami radio host Andy Slater reported he was in and out of consciousness and would not put on his seatbelt.

Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed those details in a statement on Sunday afternoon explaining they were dispatched to a “medical emergency,” which involved Beckham.

Per the statement: “The flight crew was concerned for a passenger [Beckham], as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness, prior to their departure. Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5-hour flight, the attendant called for police and fire rescue.

“Upon the officers arrival, the flight crew asked Mr. Beckham several times to exit the aircraft, which he refused. The aircraft was deplaned, at which time Mr. Beckham was asked by the officers to exit the plane, and did so without incident. Mr. Beckham was escorted to the non-secure area of the terminal by the officers where he made other arrangements.”

Beckham also sent several tweets on Sunday morning that appeared to reference the incident, although they were too vague to understand exactly what had happened. Among the tweets Beckham sent included “Never. In. My. Life” and “comedy hour.”

Perhaps there is more to the story, and while unusual, it does not appear to be anything serious that could disrupt Beckham’s imminent free-agent signing as he plans to meet with the Giants, Cowboys and Bills over the course of the next week.

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