Odell Beckham JR is making headlines after reports claim that he was removed from a Miami flight.
Reportedly, the NFL player was traveling via plane on Sunday from Miami when a flight crew says OBJ was “in and out of consciousness.” The reports also state that the player wouldn’t put his seat beat on.
Beckham’s attorney put out a statement following claims. Daniel Davilier says his client was not at fault and did not deserve to be removed from the flight. The statement reads, “earlier today, Odell Beckham Jr boarded a morning flight in Miami without any problems. The flight was delayed after boarding and prior to take off. Mr. Beckham fell asleep with his blanket over his head, which is his normal practice for long flights. He was awaken[ed] and told that the plane was back at the gate and that he needed to get off the plane because he did not put his seatbelt on when asked. “
The statement continued, “he responded that he was asleep, and that he would put his seatbelt on at that time. He was informed that it was too late, and that either he would have to get off the plane or everyone would have to deplane.”
“The overzealous flight attendant insisted on removing everyone from the plane instead of simply allowing Mr. Beckham to fasten his seatbelt and proceed with the flight. At no time was Mr. Beckham disruptive or combative. He was willing to comply with the seatbelt requirement, but the flight attendant wanted to prove that he had the authority to have Mr. Beckham removed from the flight. The airline proceeded to send Mr. Beckham’s luggage to Los Angeles without him.”
Davilier goes on to say that the incident was “unnecessary.”
OBJ too spoke briefly about the incident, he stated via Twitter, “never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me…I’ve seen it all..”