February 3, 2023
Former NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. caused an American Airlines flight to be delayed Sunday when he had to be removed from the plane.

Former NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. caused an American Airlines flight to be delayed Sunday when he had to be removed from the plane.

Beckham was traveling from Miami, Florida to Los Angeles, California but would not put on his seat belt. Flight attendants responded by getting officers from the Miami Dade Police Department dispatched to the scene on the runway.

“The flight crew was concerned for a passenger (Mr. Odell 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,” MDPD wrote in a statement. “Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5 hour flight, the attendants 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 officers to exit the plane, and did so without incident.”

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Odell Beckham Jr. is seen on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

Beckham appeared to confirm the incident in a series of Twitter posts, where he expressed his frustration over what occurred.

“Never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me… I’ve seen it alll..” Beckham tweeted. “I COULD NEVER MAKE THIS UP.”

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Beckham last played for the Los Angeles Rams in 2021, helping the team qualify for the Superbowl in 2022. During the game, he suffered an ACL injury and has yet to return to the game.

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