Odell Beckham Jr. was kicked off of an American Airlines flight out of Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday (November 27), and footage surfaced of the famed athlete being given a police escort out of the airport.
Flight attendants on the flight claimed that OBJ was going in and out of consciousness and being unruly. They claimed that he was not complying with requests to fasten his seatbelt before the flight departed, which led to him being taken off the plane.
While questions circulated about why OBJ was going in and out of consciousness, his attorney, Daniel Davilier, addressed the situation in a statement.
Davillier explained that OBJ regularly sleeps with a blanket over his head during flights, and due to the flight being delayed during boarding, OBJ was asleep when flight attendants were asking him to put on the seatbelt. When the athlete was told that the plane was back at the gate and he needed to get off for not complying, OBJ told the flight attendant that he would fasten his seatbelt so they could take off. Davillier added that OBJ was informed that it was too late and that he would have to get off of the plane, or the entire plane would have to deboard.
"At no time was Mr. Beckham disruptive or combative," Davillier said. "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."