On Thursday morning, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed to ESPN that an arrest warrant was issued to former Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., accusing him of simple battery of a police officer.
Beckham was in New Orleans on Monday night to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship, and was seen handing out money to LSU players while celebrating with the team after the game.
While celebrating with the team in the locker room, Beckham was also seen slapping a male police officer on the butt. And now some sportsbooks have released sodd on Beckham being fined for battery or even being sentenced to jail time in 2020.
According to BetOnline.ag, the odds for "Will Odell Beckham be Fined for Battery" are: "Yes" at -200 odds and "No" at +150 odds.
The odds that OBJ will be sentenced to jail time in 2020 are: "Yes" at +900 odds and "No" at -3500 odds.
In Louisiana, punnishment for simple battery can include a fine of no more than $1000 and imprisonment for no more than six months, or both. Since Beckham is a first-time offender and it is considered less serious than a misdemeanor sexual battery, his record could be expunged.
Law enforcement orginially sought warrant for a misdemanor sexual battery charge, but it was declined by a judge, according to Nola.com.
It seems unlikely that Beckham will actually face jail time based on the odds, though he could still be fined for his actions.